July 6, 2013 / 10:26 PM / in 6 years

Muslim Brotherhood can contest Egypt elections: president spokesman

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement can take part in new elections, a presidential spokesman said on Saturday.

The military ousted elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday, sparking widespread protests among his Brotherhood followers. The military says it has a political roadmap to guide the country to new elections, but has yet to set a date.

“We extend our hand to everyone, everyone is a part of this nation,” the spokesman told reporters. “The Muslim Brotherhood has plenty of opportunities to run for all elections including the coming presidential elections or the ones to follow.”

Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; writing by Sarah McFarlane; editing by Mike Collett-White

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