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The Freedom and Justice Party is an Islamist political party and the most popular party in Egypt. The president of the party, Mohamed Morsi, won the 2012 presidential election, and in the 2011 parliamentary election it won more seats than any other party. It is nominally independent, but has strong links to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, the largest and best-organized political group in Egypt. The 2011–2012 Egyptian Parliamentary election resulted in the FJP winning 47.2 per cent of all seats in the country's lower house of parliament, with fellow Islamist parties al Nour and al Wasat winning 24.7 and 2 per cent, respectively. Both the FJP and the Salafist Al Nour Party have since denied alleged intentions of political unification. The FJP originally stated that it would not field a candidate for the 2012 Egyptian presidential election, but ran Morsi after Khairat al-Shater was disqualified. (via Freebase)