Brotherhood’s candidate for parliament speaker steps down as FJP secretary-general

Ahram Online, Sunday 22 Jan 2012

Mohamed Saad El-Katatny, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, will give up his current position as FJP secretary-general if elected parliament speaker, says party head

Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party Secretary General Mohamed Saad El-Katatny (Photo; Ikhwanweb)

The head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Mohamed Morsy, declared Sunday that his party’s executive office has accepted the request by Mohamed Saad El-Katatny, the FJP secretary-general, to step down from his position in case he is elected parliament speaker.

Morsy explained that Katatny will undertake the tasks of party secretary-general until a new one is elected.

The Muslim Brotherhood had declared last week that they would nominate Katatny as parliament speaker, adding that they do not intend to back any of their candidates for the two deputy speaker positions.

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