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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood elects new leaders

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood elects new leaders

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from The Daily Star (Lebanon) | Read article in context.

Cairo -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has elected a new leadership amid deep divisions over future strategies and ways to confront a persistent government crackdown, the group’s leader said Monday.

The Brotherhood – though officially banned – is the largest and best organized opposition force in Egypt, with 20 percent of parliament seats.

But it has been struggling, as hundreds of Brotherhood members have been imprisoned over the past few years. The crackdown has also put some of the group’s top leaders behind bars.

The movement’s leader, Mohammad Mahdi Akef, said that 16 members have been elected to the decision-making Guidance Council. Akef, 81, has said he wants to step-down next month and has urged the council to elect his replacement by mid-January...

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