Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Member to Seek Presidency

(Reuters) Marwa Awad and Abdelrahman Youssef - Abdel Moneim Abul Futuh, a leading reformist member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's shura council, said he would run for president as an independent, although the Islamist group has said it will not field a candidate. A poll published on April 22 in Al Ahram showed Abul Futuh and outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa with the highest voter support at 20%, while Mohamed ElBaradei, a retired UN diplomat, had 12%. "The Brotherhood will get around 25% of seats in the new parliament and there'll be no more protest votes going its way now that the wheel of democracy is rolling," said Abul Futuh.

2011-05-13 00:00:00

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