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Brotherhood wants inclusive dialogue


As far as many Egyptians are concerned, Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party is finished.

If that is so it is still far from clear what will replace it. And one question many are asking is what role will Egypt’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, play?

Euronews asked Brotherhood senior official Mohamed Al Beltagui his opinion on talks about the future.

“We the Muslim Brotherhood have frequently been invited to negotiate but we refused because we think dialogue has no value unless it is includes everybody,” he said.

“Our second condition is that the negotiations must deal with ‘post-Mubarak’.

“We are not opposed to dialogue. We hope dialogue will result in making the aspirations of the Egyptian people real and bring this grave crisis to an end.

“But what’s most important in the negotiations is that they really embody the demands of the demonstrators so that we are able to ask them to return to their homes.”

The Brotherhood is currently banned but Beltagui says the government has hinted it could receive official recognition as a party in the future.

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