Brotherhood to decide party leadership on Friday

The Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council plans to choose the president of its Freedom and Justice Party and approve the final bylaws of the party on Friday.

Sources said the party has 10,000 founding members but will apply for registration with 7000 only.

They also said that group members Saad al-Katatny, Mohamed Morsi, Rashad al-Bayoumi and Essam al-Eryan are front-runners for the post.

Mohktar Nouh, a member of the group’s internal opposition, said the group’s General Assembly, not the Shura Council, should appoint the party president.

In related news, presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei’s statement that the military council should include an article in the new constitution protecting the secular state raised reservations within the group.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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