Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mohammed el-Merci speaking to journalists at a press conference in Cairo on February 9. (CNN)
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Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood will apply to become a political party, it announced Tuesday.
The Brotherhood “envisions the establishment of a democratic, civil state that draws on universal measures of freedom and justice, with central Islamic values serving all Egyptians regardless of colour, creed, political trend or religion,” it said in the statement.
Although officially illegal, the Muslim Brotherhood is regarded as one of the most organized groups in Egypt.