August 7, 2011

OUR DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS:

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood holds vote in public (REUTERS, 08/06/2011)

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood held a public internal election on Saturday for the first time in its history in a display of openness before a parliamentary election in November.

The Brotherhood, Egypt's most popular and organized political force, was banned and often harassed, but semi-tolerated, during the 30-year rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted by an uprising in February.

"The group is doing this now as it wants to set a model in democracy and transparency ahead of the parliamentary vote," Mustapha al-Sayyid, political science professor at Cairo University, said of the Brotherhood's public vote.

"Having an internal election in public will certainly increase the credibility of the group among the public," he said.


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