24.01.2012 29.Tewet. 5772 Jom Kippur Katan
Mohamed Saad el-Katani, secretary-general of Freedom and Justice Party, appoints speaker during parliament's 1st session.
Egypt's Islamist-led parliament voted to appoint a top politician in the Muslim Brotherhood as the new assembly's speaker, the Brotherhood said on its website, a choice that would have been unthinkable when Hosni Mubarak was in power.
Mohamed Saad el-Katatni, secretary-general of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, was appointed speaker in a vote during the parliament's first session on Monday, following a raucous debate about whether candidates for the post should be allowed to address the chamber beforehand….