Mursi's controversial Islamist Luxor governor to quit: party




 
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Mursi's controversial Islamist Luxor governor to quit: party
 
June 23rd, 2013  
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Mursi's controversial Islamist Luxor governor to quit: party
By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - The governor of Egypt's Luxor province, controversially appointed despite belonging to a hardline Islamist group that massacred 58 tourists in Luxor in 1997, will step down on Sunday "for the sake of Egypt", the group said. President Mohamed Mursi of the moderate Islamist Muslim Brotherhood infuriated many last Monday with his appointment of Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, reaching out for a political alliance with the more radical al-Gamaa al-Islamiya ahead of a big wave of opposition-led protests expected to start on June 30. ...




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