CAIRO: Although the general trend within the Tagammu Party is to support Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the upcoming presidential elections, said deputy head of the party Atef Maghawry to Youm7, the party respects the position of its youth branch, the Progressive Youth Union, to support Hamdeen Sabbahi.
The party’s final decision will come from the majority of its members, Maghawry said, the youth union is entitled to its opinion, which is also not final.
Tagammu announced Feb. 20 its support for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the current Minister of Defense, for presidential elections.
Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi added more speculation to his possible candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections during a Tuesday ceremony at the Egyptian Military Academy. When commenting on his potential candidacy in the presidential elections, Sisi said he could not ignore the will of the Egyptian people or turn his back on their desires.
Originally published in Youm7.