Rashid al-Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement, told the Algerian Al-Balad channel that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika refused a request by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.
“He told him they share in governance,” he said.
He added that the movement has benefited from the many Arab experiences, including Egypt and Tunisia's experience in 1989. “We learned that numbers are not enough for legitimacy,” he said, explaining that there must be a balance of power. “It does not matter if you were elected by 60 percent of the people if they were not influential.”
“Your supporters must be influential in the media, in business, in the judiciary, the army, international relations and other sectors,” he said. The Brotherhood in Egypt was a majority but others were more influential.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm