Jordan: Muslim Brotherhood elects new leader

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Movement, the largest opposition group in the kingdom, elected a new leader and legislative council, the group said Saturday. Salem al-Falahat was chosen as general supervisor for a four-year term, replacing Abdul-Majid Thneibat, who held the post for 12 years and declined to stand for re-election. Al-Falahat, 52, a graduate of Islamic law studies, was a member of the Council for four consecutive terms. He is the director-general of the private al-Rashad secondary schools for boys in Madaba, south of the capital Amman.