CAIRO: The Engineers Syndicate opened its doors Friday in different governorates to start the voting process to choose a new council.
Judge Abdel-Nasser Khatab, Deputy Head of Administrative Prosecution, told the Mehewar satellite channel the elections are supervised by 912 judges, and the results of the elections would be announced Saturday.
The General Assembly of the syndicate voted in January to dissolve the council of the syndicate, which members had said was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the first decision of this kind among Egypt’s syndicates.
Engineer Tarik Al-Nabarawy, a candidate for president of the syndicate, told the Sada Al-Balad channel the elections were “going well,” and that he called on all members to vote, “in order to avoid any control of the syndicate” by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood was classified as a terrorist organization on December 25, 2013, and in the months following the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, many of its key leaders have been arrested or detained.