Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Appoints New Leader

The Muslim Brotherhood announced Mahmoud Ezzat as its temporary leader on Tuesday following the arrest of its Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie.

The Brotherhood said in a statement on its Freedom and Justice Party’s website that the decision is in accordance with Article (2) of its code which states that the first deputy replaces the supreme guide when he is unavailable.

Security forces arrested Badie from an apartment in Nasr City earlier for investigations into allegations that he incited violence earlier this year.