El-Erian and El-Katatni final contenders for FJP leadership

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Oct 2012

Former parliamentary speaker Saad El-Katatni and acting party leader Essam El-Erian to compete for leadership of Freedom and Justice Party in ballot on 19 October

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Essam El-Erian, Mohamed Morsi and Saad El-Katatni, January 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The Freedom and Party leadership contest will be decided between former parliamentary speaker Saad El-Katatni and acting party leader Essam El-Erian, a party official announced Wednesday.

An internal ballot will take place on 19 October to select a replacement for Mohamed Morsi who stood down from the role when he became president in June.

Three other candidates – Sabah El-Saqari, a leading female member of the party's women's committee in Cairo; Khaled Ouda, leader of the party's parliamentary affairs committee and Mohamed Abu Baraka, the party's lawyer – have stepped out of the race.

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