Ghannouchi: Bouteflika rejected Sisi’s request to consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group

News article, posted 10.01.2014, from Egypt, in:

Rashid al-Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement, told the Algerian Al-Balad channel that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika refused a request by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.

“He told him they share in governance,” he said.

He added that the movement has benefited from the many Arab experiences, including Egypt and Tunisia's experience in 1989. “We learned that numbers are not enough for legitimacy,” he said, explaining that there must be a balance of power. “It does not matter if you were elected by 60 percent of the people if they were not influential.”


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