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Mohammed Morsi profile

06-25-2012 00:02 BJT

Mohammed Morsi is Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party, or FJP, a political party that was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood. He stands as the FJP’s candidate in the 2012 Egypt presidential election.

Morsi was born in the Sharquia Governorate. He studied Engineering at Cairo University and the University of Southern California. He later taught at both California State University in the US and Zagazig University in Egypt. His children were born in California and are U.S. citizens.

Morsi served as a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2005. After Khairat El-Shater was disqualified from the 2012 presidential election, Morsi emerged as the new Muslim Brotherhood candidate. Following the first round of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections, exit polls suggested a 25.5% share of the vote for Morsi, slightly ahead of former Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

On June 18th 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in the presidential run-off, with 95 percent of precincts reporting to have given Morsi a four-point lead over Shafiq.

Mohammed Morsi

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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