Nasserist Party to support Sisi in presidential elections
Ahmed Hassan, Arab Democratic Nasserist Party leader - YOUM7/Mahmoud Hefnawy

CAIRO:The Arab Democratic Nasserist Party will coordinate with the presidential campaign of Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, party leader Ahmed Hassan said Sunday, according to Youm7.

Since the former minister of defense announced his resignation from his military post and bid for the presidency March 26, many political parties and movements quickly announced their support for Sisi’s campaign.

Hassan said a delegation from the Nasserist Party met Mahmoud Karem, head of Sisi’s presidential campaign, to discuss the role of the political parties in the campaign.

Governorate poll results indicated that Sisi is most likely to win in the upcoming elections, said Hassan, adding that he respects competitor Hamdeen Sabbahi, a Nasserist, but that the party decided to support Sisi in light of his platform, reported Shorouk newspaper.

Sisi is widely popular with the Egyptian people because many of them consider him the new Gamal Abdel Nasser, said Hassan.

Nasser was instrumental in Egypt’s 1952 revolution, and was elected the Arab Republic of Egypt’s second president by popular referendum.

The Nasserist Party will hold public conferences and door-to-door campaigns in different governorates, especially in the industrial and labor gatherings in villages, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Hassan said the party offered its 24 headquarters across the country to by used by Sisi’s campaign for holding conferences and seminars, reported Youm7.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Mostafa.

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