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    Sisi: The Muslim Brotherhood Is Over

    Amr Dalsh/Reuters

    Political freedom isn't looking up in Egypt. Egyptian presidential shoo-in Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ruled out any sort of power-sharing with the Muslim Brotherhood movement on Monday, asserting in an interview that the group would cease to exist if he becomes president. The Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi served as Egypt's first freely elected president from 2012 until his ousting by Sisi in July. The country's presidential elections are scheduled for May 26. "I want to tell you that it is not me that finished [the Brotherhood]. You, the Egyptians, are the ones who finished it," Sisi said. Last week, a court sentenced hundreds of Brotherhood supporters to death.

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