(Jerusalem Post) The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on Saturday named Khairat al-Shater, a deputy to the Brotherhood’s leader and an accomplished businessman in Egypt, as its presidential candidate for May’s vote, its official Facebook page said.

The Brotherhood, which dominated the first parliamentary vote after Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year, had said it would not run in what is billed as Egypt’s first free and fair presidential race. The first round of voting is on May 23-24.

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