CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood is calling on the country’s ruling generals to sack the current military-appointed government, saying it has failed to manage the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country.
Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan says the military should appoint a Brotherhood representative prime minister, who would then form a new coalition government.
The Brotherhood controls nearly 50 percent of the seats in the new parliament.
Ghozlan said Thursday a government backed by parliament would be more empowered to handle challenging security and economic problems.
In the past week, Egypt has been rattled by a deadly soccer riot that sparked days of clashes between protesters and the police. At least 86 people have been killed since the violence began last week.