Egypt's Brotherhood says vote is 'null and void'

CAIRO - The political party of Egypt's Islamist president ousted by the military last year said Wednesday it considers the election of the former army chief as the next president "null and void" and will accept nothing short of the reinstatement of Mohammed Morsi.


The statement by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party underlined the depth of the rift in Egypt as retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi prepares to be sworn into office on Sunday.


Al-Sisi, then Egypt's top officer, masterminded the removal of Morsi on July 3 after massive protests against the country's first democratically elected president. Since then, the military-backed government has waged a crackdown on Morsi's supporters that has killed hundreds, arrested thousands and shattered the Brotherhood, once Egypt's strongest political organization.


The Freedom and Justice Party said it "doesn't recognize the alleged coup regime or any of its decisions that have been or will be issued since July 3 until the return of the elected President Mohammed Morsi to his post as the president of the Republic of Egypt." (AP)


פרסום ראשון: 06.04.14, 22:22