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Egypt’s prime minister will consider Muslim Brotherhood for key posts
Egypt's new prime minister said Thursday that, yes, he would consider key government appointments for members of the Muslim Brotherhood, despite the military coup and ouster of Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi.
Prime Minister Hazem el-Biblawi was appointed on Tuesday and is still trying to decide who will serve in several key government spots.
"I don't look at political association," he said, as Agence France-Presse reported. "If someone is named from [the Brotherhood's] Freedom and Justice Party, if he is qualified for the post," then he will be considered. "I'm taking two criteria for the next government: Efficiency and credibility."
Islamists loyal to Mr. Morsi aren't exactly receptive to the idea, NDTV reported.
"We do not deal with putschists," said Brotherhood spokesman Tareq al-Morsi, as NDTV reported. "We reject all that comes from this coup."
The prime minister said he hasn't yet "approached anyone," NDTV reported.
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