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Egypt: Washington resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood

30 June-The U.S. authorities have decided to re-establish direct contacts with the Egyptian Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The political situation in Egypt has changed and these changes are ongoing. Interact with all parties running for presidential or legislative mandates meets our interests,” said the source quoted by Reuters.

President Mubarak’s regime fell following February 11 protests launched December 25, 2010 to protest against the deteriorating economic and social situation in the country.

In early June, the Committee on Political Parties Affairs of Egypt has legalized the party of freedom and justice, formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, banned under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. These can now exercise a formal political activity.

The party will present to the parliamentary elections in September and expects to obtain 45-50% of the seats in Parliament.

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