Muslim Brotherhood wants government sacked

2012-02-09 22:47

Cairo - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling on the country's ruling generals to sack the current military-appointed government, saying it has failed to manage the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country.

Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan says the military should appoint a Brotherhood representative prime minister, who would then form a new coalition government.

The Brotherhood controls nearly 50% of the seats in the new parliament.

Ghozlan said on Thursday a government backed by parliament would be more empowered to handle challenging security and economic problems.

In the past week, Egypt has been rattled by a deadly soccer riot that sparked days of clashes between protesters and the police.

At least 89 people have been killed since the violence began last week.

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