Report: Egypt's Brotherhood to announce backup candidate

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April 8, 2012 12:04

 
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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is expected to announce a second presidential candidate, fearing that the Presidential Elections Committee will reject its current candidate on legal grounds, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday.

Egyptian parliamentary speaker Saad al-Katani accompanied Mohammad Mursi, who heads the FJP, to the political parties office in order to file the requisite papers to begin the process of entering the presidential race, Al-Ahram reported according to an informed source.

The FJP announced last week that it would enter Khariat al-Shater into Egypt's upcoming presidential elections, which are slated for May 23-24.

Issues remain surrounding Shater's recent prison sentences, putting his candidacy into question.

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