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May 1, 2011 11:45 am

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Forms Political Party

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Ynet – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s powerful opposition movement, announced on Saturday the formation of a party to contest up to half of parliament’s seats in a September election.

Mohammed Hussein, the group’s secretary general, said at a news conference “We have adopted the measures taken by the guidance council regarding the Freedom and Justice Party and adopted its program,”.He said the party, which will be headed by the Brotherhood’s politburo member Mohammed al-Mursi, will be “independent from the Brotherhood but will coordinate with it.”

 

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