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Islamists push generals to sack Egypt gov

2012-03-29 20:23

Cairo - Egypt's most influential political group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is accusing the country's ruling military of manoeuvring to keep the Islamists from power, repeating demands to dismiss the military-appointed Cabinet.

The Brotherhood, which holds close to half the seats in parliament, criticised the Cabinet, saying it has failed to solve the country's economic crisis.

Saad Amara, a parliamentarian with the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, said on Thursday that the military is trying to protect its privileged position by "making up" crises in the streets.

Brotherhood-military relations have became increasingly confrontational in the weeks before Egypt's presidential election, set for May. After that, the military pledges to turn over power to civilians.