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Egypt authorities expect Islamists to join national reconciliation

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Egyptian authorities expect Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, to join national reconciliation efforts, a spokesman for the interim president said on Tuesday.

The Brotherhood, from which deposed President Mohamed Mursi hails, and the Salafist Nour party have both been offered cabinet posts by the military-backed interim prime minister, Ahmed el-Moslmany told reporters.

However, a senior Brotherhood official said on Tuesday that the movement had not been offered cabinet posts, and would reject them anyway, Reuters reported.

The official described the reconciliation efforts as “lies.”

(With AFP and Reuters)