The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood web site has reported “great results” in election for the Egyptian teachers’ union. According to the report:
Friday, June 1,2012 21:42 IkhwanWeb The committee supervising the elections of the teachers’ union in Egypt has announced the victory of Dr. Ahmed Halawani, Brotherhood leader and the Change and Reform list’s candidate for the position of teachers’ union chief. The committee also announced victory for the Change and Reform list, which included many candidates from different leanings and currents for the Syndicate’s board of directors. The list’s winning candidates included two Christians: Aziz Munir Aziz Awad and Makram Adly Abulyamin Matta. It also included 4 women: Fatima Yahya Mohamed Ahmed, Taghrid Mohamed Taha, Hind Ismail Imbabi and Jihad Nabil Mohamed. The list of winners also included Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim Brotherhood’s official responsible for teachers’ affairs. One member of the Brotherhood’s list of academics nominated in the elections, Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Ibrahim, did not win his contested seat. In all, 39 of a total 40 members of the list won, in addition to the Chairman. These great results are achieved despite the fierce and relentless smear campaign conducted by the media against the Muslim Brotherhood, broadcasting all kinds of rumors and lies in a desperate attempt to undermine the popularity of the Muslim Brotherhood. “
In December of last year, a post reported that the top Muslim Brotherhood candidate won the election for the presidency of the Engineers Syndicate amidst claims that the Brotherhood manipulated the election.
Previous posts have reported on mixed results for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in elections for the Journalist’s Syndicate and that the Brotherhood lost control of the physician’s syndicate for the first time in almost thirty years. In contrast, another earlier post reported that the Egyptian Brotherhood recently won a landslide in elections for the Pharmacists Syndicate. It is well known that the Brotherhood has long controlled many of the important professional organizations in Egypt.