Brotherhood and Military Clash

    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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    After a new round of protests, the Muslim Brotherhood has demanded that Egypt's military leaders step down and allow for a new, civilian prime minister to take power. This marks a reversal for the group, a formerly outlawed Islamicist organization that now holds a majority in the new parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood initially said it was content to wait for the generals to hand over power in June, but as the protests have intensified, it changed its position. The change took place against the backdrop of an economic crisis and the United States threatening to pull its aid over criminal charges filed against 16 Americans tied to NGOs in Egypt.

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