Egypt's Brotherhood party to support head of Advisory Council for president

News article, posted 01.18.2012, from Egypt, in:
Author: 
Nagy Abdel Aziz
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English
Egypt's Brotherhood party to support head of Advisory Council for president (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, plans to support Advisory Council head Mansour Hassan as Egypt’s next president, sources within the group told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Tuesday.

Hassan, who served as an information minister during the rule of former President Anwar al-Sadat, has not shown any desire to run in the presidential election.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that the party chose Hassan due to his wide acceptance among different political factions.

The party is still discussing the matter with different political forces, said the sources.

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