Mohammad Morsi is the Muslim Brotherhood candidate. He is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). The original contender was Khairat al-Shater, and he even started his campaign. But he got barred from running for the condemnation and the jail time he did under Mubarak. He was supposedly cleared of this condemnation, but, finally, it did not work out…
Morsi was the party’s back-up candidate and went into the race by mid-April.
He was a member of the Brotherhood’s Guidance Office, the group’s highest decision-making body, since 1995. He belonged to the Conservative group, with Supreme Guide Muhammad Badie, and Mahmoud Ezzat. He joined the Brotherhood in the 1970s.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Party, Freedom and Justice, is now the largest group in the Parliament, which was elected at the beginning of 2012.
The Brotherhood organisation is said to be the largest and most oranised group inside the Egyptian society, with their system of mosques, schools and charity structures.
Morsi spent seven months in jail after being arrested in May 2006, along with dozens of other Brotherhood members, for supporting the group of reformist judges who demonstrated against the fraudulent 2005 elections.
Morsi was elected to the People’s Assembly in 1995 and 2000. He served as official spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc from 2000 to 2005.
He studied and teached engineering in California in the 1980s, then in Egypt in Zagazig. He is born in 1951.
His campaign video clip is an hymn to work.
A swinging animated video clip tries to explain how the FJP has a plan for the Egyptian society.