Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Says It Doesn’t Interfere in Presidency

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said it doesn’t interfere in the affairs of the presidency or any other executive bodies.

The group’s Guidance Office, its main decision-making body, and its supreme guide “have not interfered in any way” in President Mohamed Mursi’s office, spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan said on the group’s website today.

His statement came in response to a report in independent daily Al-Shorouk yesterday of contacts between Mursi and Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to resolve Egypt’s economic and political crisis.

Mursi’s critics say the president, who became the country’s first democratically elected civilian leader in June, has sought to advance the interests of the Brotherhood while failing to revive the economy or address social problems.

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