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  • Friday ,29 August 2014
العربية

Al-Wasat party withdraws from Brotherhood alliance

By-ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:08

Friday ,29 August 2014

Al-Wasat party withdraws from Brotherhood alliance

The Islamist Al-Wasat Party, one of the most prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy, withdrew from the coalition on Thursday, citing the need to be part of a wider alliance.The Islamist Al-Wasat Party, one of the most prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy, withdrew from the coalition on Thursday, citing the need to be part of a wider alliance.

The party intends to establish a wide umbrella that is to be more inclusive, stating that the general revolutionary movement for change following the 2011 uprising transcends any front or alliances, the party said in a statement.
 
Al-Wasat's top leadership is in jail, charged with crimes related to alleged violent acts of the Muslim Brotherhood after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.