11 March 2012

Egypt: Islamists to Support Al-Gheryani for President

Photo: Maggie Osama/Amnesty
Protesting at Tahrir Square in 2011.

Freedom and Justice Party leader, Hassan Al-Bishbishy, has revealed that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the ultraconservative Al-Nour Party will support head of the Supreme Judiciary Council, Hossam Al-Gheryani, for president.

Al-Bishbishy indicated that negations between the MB and Al-Gheryani have been taking place where a decision is expected to be reached soon, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Meanwhile, the liberal Al-Wafd Party had suggested for the Brotherhood to support head of the ruling military's Advisory Council, Mansour Hassan, but the MB expressed its desire to back a candidate of religious background.

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