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Muslim Brotherhood appoints acting guide after arrest of leader

The recent arrest of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat raises many questions, especially among younger members, about his potential successor and the fate of the organization in Egypt.

CAIRO —  The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Munir as the organization's new acting general guide following the Aug. 28 arrest of the group’s acting general guide.

Brotherhood spokesman Talaat Fahmy said in a televised statement, “Ibrahim Munir is the Brotherhood’s deputy general guide and is the main official in charge of managing the organization under the traditions and rules of the Brotherhood following the arrest of the acting general guide, Mahmoud Ezzat.” 

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