Independence list dominates partial elections of veterinarians
Veterinarians Syndicate election - YOUM7/Amr Mostafa

CAIRO: The Supreme Judicial Committee tasked with supervising the elections of the Veterinarians Syndicate announced Friday that the Independence list won 11 out of 12 seats in the syndicate’s council in its first elections since 1996.

Samy Taha, head of the syndicate, said the council has big challenges ahead like appointing 8,500 veterinarians to the state’s administrative bodies.

Council member Mohamed Seif, coordinator of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated “Veterinarians for the renaissance of Egypt” list , announced Friday that this list withdrew from the elections.

Since the syndicate’s founding in 1942, all its heads were part of lists affiliated with the so-called civil current, not the Brotherhood list that is referred to as the Islamic current, except for Ahmed Ali Baghdadi, who was a retired military officer.

The 12th seat was won by pro-Brotherhood candidate Magdy Fayed,  Al-Bawaba news website reported.

Additional reporting by Waleed Abdel Salam.

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