| 23 May 2024, Thursday |

Muslim Brotherhood dissolves administrative bureau in Turkey, postpones elections

The Higher Administrative Committee of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, headed by acting Guide of the group Ibrahim Munir, has dissolved the administrative bureau in Turkey and postponed the elections slated for this month.

Reporting sources, Arabi21 said that Munir was displeased with the misfunctioning of the administrative bureau and the Shura Council in Turkey since some of the officials insisted on ignoring the Muslim Brotherhood’s general guidelines, including the reunification of the group, expansion of the General Shura Council and the reformation of the central committee.

Meanwhile, sources stated that the Higher Administrative Committee has not yet nominated the new administrative formation for the Egyptian Brotherhood in Turkey and its Shura Council, expecting that this would happen shortly.

Co-founder Ahmed Rami of the Freedom and Justice Party, an offshoot of the group in Egypt, hailed the recent decisions, noting that they would have “positive consequences” on the cooperation between the new administrative bureau in Turkey and the Higher Administrative Committee.

Speaking to Arabi21, Rami explained that it is better that the elections are commissioned to a temporary administrative body tasked only with carrying out the elections: “This gives it more credibility.”

Meanwhile, member of the Freedom and Justice Party Mohammad Saber indicates: “The internal elections needed different and bodies enjoying consensus in order to give the elections more credibility and transparency.”

In April, sources told Arabi21 that the Muslim Brotherhood planned to carry out the elections among the expatriate members of the groups, pointing out that the current officials would not be among the new nominees.

The sources also claim that Mounir plans to seek nominations for the General Shura Council because more than half of its members have either been imprisoned or killed in Egypt.

According to the sources, Mounir hopes that most new nominees would be younger than 45-years-old in order to revive the group.