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Egypt's Anti-Coup Alliance refuses cabinet post

February 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

Dr Amr Darraj, a leader of Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance, has revealed that the interim government is offering the Muslim Brotherhood a post as Head of the Cabinet to resolve the political crisis.

Darraj, who is also the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Freedom and Justice Party, explained that: “the former Minister of Information, Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd, told the Alliance that the military wishes to make concessions that do not include the return of the legitimate President Dr Mohammed Morsi.”

According to Darraj, renowned Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal also offered a similar proposal from the military council, however the Alliance refused to accept it.

Darraj told Moheet news site that Heikal suggested that: “the military leadership could accept the release of detainees, including President Morsi, and would stop the escalations against the Brotherhood. The military would also give the Prime Minister’s position to the Muslim Brotherhood if they would stop the anti-coup protests.”

Darraj continued that: “We refused to discuss the offer and told Heikal that we were only visiting him to clear up a misunderstanding that involved him accusing the Brotherhood of burning his library and house. The time is too early to discuss these other issues.”