Katatny wins FJP election, says he seeks 'good governance' through Sharia

News article, posted 10.20.2012, from Egypt, in:
Katatny wins FJP election, says he seeks 'good governance' through Sharia (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Former People’s Assembly speaker Saad al-Katatny has won the chairmanship of the Freedom and Justice Party, officials announced on Friday afternoon.

In a brief victory speech, Katatny stated that his party would seek good governance through the application of Sharia. He applauded today’s elections as an example of the democratic process, and said the real winner was the Freedom and Justice Party itself.

Katatny beat out FJP’s acting head Essam al-Erian in today’s elections.

Hussein Ibrahim, an executive member of the FJP and head of the committee supervising the election, announced that Katatny had won with 76 percent of the vote.

According to the party, 1,118 members were eligible to cast their vote in the internal elections.

Voting members of the party’s general conference include all FJP MPs, all FJP members of the secretariats in governorates and the founding members in all governorates.

The voting was set to begin this morning in the 6th of October City’s Educational City venue. The ceremony began with a recitation of the national anthem and verses from the Qu’ran as both voters and the supervising committee arrived.

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