Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Mon91 2014

Last update05:52 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: News > MB News
Muslim Brotherhood Students Win 54% of Contested Seats in Egypt University Elections
Muslim Brotherhood Students Win 54% of Contested Seats in Egypt University Elections
Brotherhood students run for 50% of their university union seats, and win 54% of those, as opponents take remaining seats, for a great diversity.
Friday, March 8,2013 06:46
IkhwanWeb

 Dr. Ahmed Arif, Muslim Brotherhood media spokesman, revealed that Brotherhood students won Egyptian university elections, taking about 54% of the seats they contested.


"Muslim Brotherhood students and allies participated positively in honest university polls, focusing only on 50% of the seats in student union elections, which they believed was best for the benefit of university students.


"We contested 4936 of the total 9680 seats. We did not compete for 100% of available seats. We won more than half of the seats we contested, that is 2653 seats, or 54%. Various other respectable currents took remaining seats. However, elections are still ongoing at some universities."


Arif added: "Undoubtedly, this diversity is good for all. It is in no-one's interest to have political polarization at Egyptian universities.


"Nevertheless, I am shocked to see some so-called opposition elites use certain ‘sensationalist’ media to spread incorrect information in order to vilify the Brotherhood and claim its popularity is declining."

tags: Muslim Brotherhood / Media / Elections / Arif / Opposition
Posted in MB News , EGYPT  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Freedom and Justice Party in Luxor Mourns Balloon Crash Casualties
Arif: Calls to Postpone Elections Replay Previous Attempts to Prolong Transitional Period
Arif: Attack on 'Ghadd Althawra' HQ Unacceptable; Perpetrators Must Be Brought to Justice
Brotherhood Condemns Media Persistence in Fabricating Fables to Tarnish its Image
Egypt National Conscience Front Founding Statement: We Will Defend Freedoms
Arif: Freedom and Justice Party Actively Seeks Serious National Dialogue
Ahmed Arif: Ongoing Violence Challenges Egypt’s Peaceful Revolution
Muslim Brotherhood Welcomes Opposition Dialogue with Presidency; Keen on Legal Status
Ahmed Arif: We Will Not Join Or Call for Friday Demonstrations
Muslim Brotherhood Appreciates Ultras Good Intentions
Arif: Egypt Embraces All, With Tolerance and Vision
Muslim Brotherhood: Services for Egyptian Public Regular, Unrelated to Any Elections
Muslim Brotherhood Presser Wednesday: Coalition, Coordination Possible in Upcoming Elections
Muslim Brotherhood Invites All to Join Service Campaign Celebrating Revolution Anniversary
Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Badie Clarification and Warning to Deceptive Media
Katatni: President’s Meeting with Judiciary Fruitful
Muslim Brotherhood Clarifies Contention Points in Article 2 of Constitution
Egyptian Fatwa Foundation Launches Pro-Islam Poster Campaign in New York Subway
UN concerned by spreading violence in wake of “malicious and provocative” film
Experts: Islamizing Media Headlines Misleading and Sensational Scaremongering