Brotherhood may take 12 governor positions in reshuffle, sources say

The reshuffling of Egypt’s governors should be announced shortly, sources from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party said on Thursday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed that the FJP executive bureau and the Brotherhood Guidance Bureau held emergency meetings on Wednesday evening to prepare their final list of nominees to send to the Morsy administration.

The FJP also prepared a report on how willing the current governors have been to implement President Mohamed Morsy’s Renaissance Project. A list has been compiled of those governors who have not been sufficiently cooperative in implementing the plan; those governors will be replaced in the reshuffle, the sources claimed.

The most prominent nominees are said to include Guidance Bureau member Hossam Abu Bakr, who has been nominated for Cairo governor; Brotherhood Shura Council member Gamal Heshmat for Beheira; Guidance Bureau member Mohamed Kamal for Assiut; FJP leader Mohamed Seif for Beni Suef; FJP leader Saber Abdel Sadeq for Damietta, and FJP leader Ragab al-Banna for Kafr al-Sheikh.

The FJP is still choosing between Brotherhood Shura Council member Helmy al-Gazzar and group leader Mohamed Saad Elaiwa for Giza. FJP leader Amir Bassam is strongly recommended for Sharqiya.

Liberal and secular figures have expressed fears that Morsy may allow the Muslim Brotherhood to dominate all national institutions, replacing the hegemony of the now-dissolved National Democratic Party.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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