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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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