Essam el-Erian
  • Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

    Saad el-Katatny beat out the deputy leader Essam el-Erian;  widely considered the favorite because of  close ties with senior leadership.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
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  • In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 photo, Sabah al-Saqari, 49, a senior member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, arrives at her office in the FJP's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. For the first time, a woman is running for the leadership of the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful Islamist group. Sabah al-Saqari says she wants to increase female participation in politics and even defends a woman’s right to run for president.

    For the first time, a woman is running for the leadership of the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful Islamist group.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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