Muslim Brotherhood Clashes With Military

    Sobhi Saleh, right, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood and candidate for parliament, speaks to voters at a polling station on the first day of parliamentary elections in Alexandria, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians on Monday began voting in their nation's first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a giant step toward what many in the country hope will be a democratic Egypt after decades of dictatorship. (AP Photo/Tarek Fawzy)

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    The Muslim Brotherhood announced today that it is withdrawing from an advisory council created by Egypt’s interim military leaders, accusing the military of trying to interfere with the country’s new Constitution. The Muslim Brotherhood’s political party is currently leading in the Egyptian parliamentary elections. A member of the military council admitted to a group of journalists that it planned to place military members in major cabinet roles in order to limit the likely Islamist majority’s influence in parliament.

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