World Bulletin / News Desk
A Muslim Brotherhood leader said on Saturday that his movement is seeking to reach a "Tunisia-styled" political reconciliation to resolve Egypt's lingering political crisis.
"The Brotherhood seeks to reach political agreement like the one reached by [Tunisia's Ennahda movement] leader Rachid al-Ghannouchi," Gamal Heshmat, a member of the Brotherhood's Shura council, told Anadolu Agency.
"We will extend our hands to every decent revolutionary who takes sides with democracy and freedoms," he added.
In late January, Tunisia's Ennahda movement abdicated government leadership following national dialogue with opponents.
Tunisia was engulfed by political tension since the assassination of opposition leader Choukri Belaid early last year.
The crisis intensified with the assassination last July of leftist leader Mohamed al-Brahmi, which prompted mass rallies calling for the resignation of the Islamist-led government and the formation of a government of "national salvation."
Tunisia's political rivals also managed to draft the country's new constitution in February.
Heshamt said the Muslim Brotherhood will "announce a major political move" in April.
"This move will confuse the 'coup' both inside and outside Egypt," Heshmat said.
Egypt has been in the throes of a deep political crisis since the military unseated elected president Mohamed Morsi last July following mass protests against his presidency.
The military-backed authorities also launched a massive crackdown on the Brotherhood, the group which propelled Morsi to power, arresting thousands of members.
Supporters of the ousted president describe his ouster as a "military coup", while opponents term it a "military-backed revolution".
Heshmat said the Muslim Brotherhood is ready to "make concessions in order to close the ranks of the Egyptians and put the democratic process on track".
He added that the movement would seek to start dialogue with other political forces within the framework of what he called "participatory democracy" on next elections.
Heshmat told Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel on Friday that the Brotherhood is ready to take a "step backward" with the aim of unifying Egypt's revolutionaries and bringing justice to Egyptians who had fallen victim to violence across the country in recent months.
"In my capacity as the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party, I can say that we are ready for the first time to take a step backward, as far as our political gains are concerned, in order to unify the revolutionaries and bring justice to all martyrs," Heshmat said.
He, however, declined to elaborate on the nature of this move, but said that it would not be related to the ousted president.
The Brotherhood managed to win a majority of parliament seats following the uprising that ended the autocracy of ex-president Hosni Mubarak. Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi also won the first post-revolution presidential elections.
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