Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects ‘struggle for power’

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will not launch a new struggle for power with authorities which toppled it from government nine years ago, even though the movement still claims wide support, its acting leader said. The once formidable Islamist movement won Egypt’s first free presidential election in 2012, but was overthrown by the military a year later after mass protests against its rule and has endured a fierce crackdown by authorities since then. Many of its leaders and thousands of its supporters languish in jail on trumped-up charges, where they are imprisoned for long periods of time or even …

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