Breaking: Egyptian Military Cuts Deal with Muslim Brotherhood to Speed Transition

And, you thought Barack Obama’s domestic policy was a disaster…
Look at this:



by Jeff Head

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report announced today that the Egyptian military has cut a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to speed the transition of power in the fourth largest Arab nation.
Via Free Republic:

U.S. media is reporting that the ruling Egyptian military council has reached a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to speed up the transition to civilian rule. According to a New York Times report:

U.S. media is reporting that the ruling Egyptian military council has reached a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to speed up the transition to civilian rule. According to a New York Times report:

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and ALAN COWELL Published: November 22, 2011 CAIRO — The ruling military council agreed on Tuesday to speed up the transition to civilian rule in a deal made with Islamist groups but which seemed unlikely to satisfy the demands of liberal parties and the more than 100,000 protesters who gathered in the center of the capital to demand an immediate transfer of power. The agreement came after the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces met with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in a session that was boycotted by most other political parties. The deal called for a new constitution and a presidential election no later than next June, as well as a new civilian cabinet to be led by a technocrat prime minister rather than a politician. Under the agreement, the first round of elections for a national assembly would go ahead as scheduled on Monday, a major goal of the Brotherhood, which stands to win a large share of the seats. But it would also leave the civilian government reporting to the military — effectively a continuation of what amounts to martial law in civilian clothes — until next June. With the police crackdown galvanizing anger at what protesters see as the military council’s increasingly open play for long-term political power, it was unclear whether any credible civilian leader would take the job of prime minister if the government remained subordinate to the military.

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