Muslim Brotherhood party addresses the poor in first popular conference - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online
|Saturday, October 29,2011 17:08|
|By Sherif Tarek|
The Freedom and Justice Party has introduced itself to the people in its first popular conference held in Cairo.
Improving the standard of living of the poor was underlined as one of the party’s priorities during the conference, which was described as a “celebration of the Freedom and Justice’s presence in the street”.
The event took place a few weeks ahead of anticipated parliamentary elections due next month.
Mohamed El-Beltagi, one of the party’s secretary generals and a Muslim Brotherhood icon, was the first to speak to the hundreds of local residents who attended the conference held on the street.
The former parliamentarian started to speak after a famous video of him defending the rights of the poor during a parliamentary session was played and met with applause.