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FJP apologizes for map omitting Halayeb and Shalateen

FJP apologizes for map omitting Halayeb and Shalateen | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The official Facebook page of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, has posted an apology for its publishing of a map of Egypt without Halayeb and Shalateen, areas which are claimed by both Egypt and neighboring Sudan.

The page had posted the map defining Egypt’s borders with Sudan, and showed the areas of Halayeb and Shalateen contained within Sudanese borders. The caption of the map alluded to economic projects that Egypt and Sudan agreed upon during the visit of President Mohamed  Morsy to Sudan.

The page said that an administrator had posted the map by mistake after retrieving it from an internet search.

More on: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/fjp-apologizes-map-omitting-halayeb-and-shalateen

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FJP flips position, decides to ally with Abu Ismail in elections

FJP flips position, decides to ally with Abu Ismail in elections | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Despite previous announcements to the contrary, the Freedom and Justice Party has decided to join a coalition with Hazem Salah Abu Ismail’s Umma Party and Emad Abdel Ghafour’s Al-Watan Party for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

An FJP source said that the party would not ally with the Jama’a al-Islamiya or the Salafi Nour Party, as they differ on the question of the representation ratio in Parliament.

The party is considering fielding 30 percent of its candidates from Copts, women and youth in different constituencies, who would appear in the top half of the ballot list — or at least in the second and third rank.

Karem Radwan of the FJP said surveys showed the party should field half the candidates from the previous elections, and exclude the other half for being preoccupied with other work, or for poor performance in the last parliamentary session. Islamists would probably win 70 percent of parliamentary seats, he predicted.

This decision counters an announcement made earlier this month by Hesham al-Desouqy, a member of the FJP’s supreme body, who said that his party's electoral lists would only include Brotherhood members.

“The party decided not to form alliances with liberal parties or get engaged in electoral alliances with Islamist forces,” he had said, adding that including Islamist parties on one electoral list would weaken all of them.

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Egypt's Ruling Party Aims For Outright Majority In New Parliament

Egypt's Ruling Party Aims For Outright Majority In New Parliament | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood's political party aims to win an outright majority in Egypt's forthcoming parliamentary elections without making alliances with other more hardline Islamist groups, its leader said on Thursday.

The Muslim Brotherhood's political party aims to win an outright majority in Egypt's forthcoming parliamentary elections without making alliances with other more hardline Islamist groups, its leader said on Thursday.

Saad el-Katatni, 61, became the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) leader in October, replacing Mohamed Mursi who had become the first elected president of Egypt since the overthrow of veteran authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

"The Freedom and Justice Party will aim to get a majority (in parliament). We expect more popular support and an increase in our number of seats beyond what we held in the previous parliament," Katatni told a news conference.
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But the Brotherhood-led government has faced growing hostility from opponents who accuse it of striving to monopolise power rather than seek consensus on political rights and economic reform, sparking protests that have turned violent.

 

More on: http://www.60news.com/news-egypt-s-ruling-party-aims-for-outright-majority-in-186788/

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