Egyptian media has reported that the former deputy supreme guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has resigned and joined the newly formed El-Nahda Party. According to a report on Ahram Online:
Former deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Habib has resigned and joined the newly formed El-Nahda Party, According to media reports. Presidential hopeful Abd El-Monem Abou El-Fotouh is head of El-Nahda Party. Abou El-Fotouh, a former Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau member, was recently expelled from the ?controversial Islamist group for embarking on a presidential campaign despite the group’s stated committment not to field candidates and forbidding its members from running independently. The Muslim Brotherhood seems to be experiencing divisions post-revolution. At least four groups within the organization are seeking to form their own party, including El-Nahda, in addition to the already registered Freedom and Justice party. However, none of the four other parties have as yet been registered.
Another earlier post discussed the issue of “splits” in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.