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Islamist party backs out of talks to stem growing crisis

July 10, 2013

Attempts to form an interim government that would steer Egypt towards elections were dealt a blow yesterday when the hardline Salafist Nour Party withdrew its co-operation, citing the “massacre” of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Egypt’s second biggest Islamist party said that it had “decided the complete withdrawal from political participation in what is known as the road map”.

The party’s exit dashed hopes for an administration built on broad political consensus, and raised fears that its members might join the Muslim Brotherhood in the streets.

Read the full article in The Times

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