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Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council member Mohamed Gamal Heshmat said that should the Muslim Brotherhood choose to form a political party, it would not substitute the group’s unofficial make-up as it currently stands.
Now that the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak has fallen, the group is intending to form a party that it would call Freedom and Justice.
The move came two days after a license was issued for the group dissidents, Aboul Ela Mady and Essam Sultan, to form their moderate al-Wasat Party.
In a statement on its website Monday, the group said it would announce the party’s founding committee in a few days.
“We will also announce the party’s program in due time,” said General Guide Mohamed Badie. “Our party aims to fulfill people’s aspirations for a better future.”
The group had devised a program three years ago but had refused to submit it to the Political Parties Committee led by Safwat al-Sherif, secretary general of the former ruling National Democratic Party.
The Muslim Brotherhood group in Jordan is both a non-official religious group and a political party at the same time.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.