EFSI to host presidential candidates to discuss economy
Mohamed Farid Khamis - YOUM7/Yasser Abdallah

CAIRO: The Egyptian Federation of Societies of Investors (EFSI) announced it would host the presidential candidates to discuss ways to boost the economic aspects of their electoral platforms, Chairman of EFSI Mohamed Farid Khamis told Youm7 on Friday.

During the 2012 presidential elections, EFSI convened a series of meetings with five presidential candidates including Mohamed Morsi, Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafiq.

None of the three potential presidential candidates has declared an electoral platform yet.

Abdallah Al-Moghazi, a leading Wafd official and one of several spokespersons of Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s electoral campaign said that the details would be disclosed within the next few days.

“A committee composed of veteran experts in all fields is about to conclude it,” Moghazi told Al Masry Al Youm.

The outline of the program is based on three key projects, Moghazi told the paper; “Housing program providing apartments for youth at reasonable prices, extensive program to support micro and small size projects and establishing a power station at the western desert generating one million kilowatts.”

Hamdeen Sabbahi announced in mid February that he would run for presidency.

“Hamdeen Sabbahi is the revolution’s candidate and he is one of us,” read his campaign banners across the Egyptian streets.

“Sabbahi’s campaign platform is based on implementing the demands of January 25 and 30 June Revolutions,” former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and spokesperson of Sabbahi’s electoral campaign Massoum Marzouk told Al-Shorouq newspaper.

“Achieving social justice and liberal freedoms along with separating religion from politics are the basic features of Sabbahi’s campaign, said Marzouk.

The first round of elections is scheduled to take place May 26-27.

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