CAIRO: The Salafi Watan Party announced that it will boycott to the elections of the Engineers’ Syndicate, scheduled to be held within days, in both the general syndicate and the peripheral ones.
Head of the Watan Party Yousri Hammad told Youm7 that the party decided not to elect any of its members in the Engineers’ Syndicate elections in response to the attack on the former syndicate’s board during the general assembly held in January.
On Jan. 17, the Independent Current in the syndicate held an urgent general assembly at the Cairo Stadium to withdraw confidence from the former head of the syndicate, Maged Kholousy, as well as the board, both of whom are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
During the assembly, 8,887 engineers out of a total of 15,843 voted in favor of the withdrawal of confidence, thereby dismissing the head of the syndicate.
Clashes erupted between the members of the held general assembly and the pro-Brotherhood engineers during the assembly meeting.
The Independent Current in the syndicate launched an electoral campaign to run for the elections, which were scheduled to be held within 90 days of the announcement, which came in a press release issued in February.
The release added that a senate was formed for the syndicate, by former Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdul Muttalib.