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Former MB youth leaders slam nomination of Al-Shater, support Abol Fotoh

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Former young leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) criticized the group’s decision to nominate former deputy supreme guide Khairat Al-Shater for president, announcing their support to one of his prominent rivals, Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh, also a former Brotherhood leader. Mohamed El-Qassas, sacked leader of the MB youth and leading member of …


Al-Shater submits candidacy docs with thousands of Brotherhood supporters

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Former deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat Al-Shater submitted on Thursday the candidacy application for the presidential elections as thousands of supporters gathered to celebrate his candidacy in a scene similar to Salafi candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail’s application showdown a week earlier. Al-Shater was accompanied by the group’s …


Brotherhood defends Al-Shater’s nomination, Abdullah Al-Asha’al backs him

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA: The Muslim Brotherhood group and its political arm the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) defended at a press conference on Tuesday their decision to nominate the group’s former deputy supreme guide and chief financier Khairat Al-Shater. Former diplomat and presidential hopeful Abdullah Al-Asha’al declared in the same press conference his withdrawal …


Egypt Brotherhood candidate stirs unease

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood’s surprise decision to field a presidential candidate is stirring fears that the two biggest powers to emerge from the ouster of Hosni Mubarak — the Islamists and the military — are maneuvering to put in place a new rule in Egypt not much different from the …


Al-Shater’s presidency to drastically affect Brotherhood, Egypt, region

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The nomination of former deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat Al-Shater to the presidential race leaves open possibilities for drastic changes inside the Brotherhood in Egypt and in the region at large if he wins the top post. Analysts are concerned about internal divisions within the group, if they …


Al-Shater nomination seen to only benefit candidates of old regime

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The surprising nomination of Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat Al-Shater for the presidential elections will only be in favor of candidates affiliated with the former regime as it will split the Islamist vote, analysts concluded. “Candidates belonging to the former regime are the ones who are benefiting the …


Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to bid for presidency

By Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood has named its chief strategist and financier as a candidate for president, a surprising reversal of an earlier pledge to stay out of the race and a move that sets the group on a collision course with Egypt’s military rulers. The long-outlawed Brotherhood already controls about half …


Egypt Muslim Brotherhood names presidential candidate

By Jailan Zayan / AFP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood is to field its deputy chairman Khairat Al-Shater as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, the group’s party and supreme guide said on Saturday. “The Freedom and Justice Party will nominate Khairat Al-Shater as a candidate for the presidency,” the FJP said on its Facebook page. …


MB not ruling out nominating El-Shater for president

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood (MB) spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan could neither confirm nor deny whether the group will nominate one of its leaders, Khairat El-Shater, in the upcoming presidential election. “This decision is up to the group’s Shoura Council, which will make the announcement soon,” Ghozlan told Daily News Egypt on Monday. Ever since the …


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