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Army takes on Islamists to retain power

By Marwa Awad / Reuters CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood is locked in a power struggle with ruling generals over how much influence the army will have after civilians take over in three months time, a dispute that could decide whether democracy thrives after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. The tussle is over a new constitution, being drafted by …


SCAF slams MB statement doubting the transparency of presidential election

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: In a statement read on state TV Sunday afternoon, Field Marshal Tantawi said that doubting the transparency of the upcoming presidential election and the constitutional referendum is “slander” and has nothing to do with reality. “We were careful not to be provoked, but what happened recently is enough,” he said, referring to …


Islamists warn military over government backing

By AFP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood warned the ruling military Saturday over its backing of the current government, which it accuses of stalling the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak and saw Islamists dominate parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, has been pressuring the military to sack the cabinet and appoint …


No point in pressuring SCAF through protests, says FJP

CAIRO: Rebuilding Egypt’s institutions and meeting the revolution’s demands can only be achieved through swift elections and the hard work of the unions, syndicates, civil society organizations, students and political parties, a statement by the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said. “There’s no point in [holding protests] to pressure the rulers of the country to …


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