CAIRO: Chairperson of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party Mohamed Aboul Ghar said that the party has not yet decided its position regarding the upcoming presidential elections.
According to Youm7, the Egyptian politician said on Thursday, “The party is scheduled to hold a meeting on Saturday to decide whether to support former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi orleftist activist Hamdeen Sabbahi during the upcoming elections.”
The leaders of the party met with Head of the Advisory Committee of Sisi’s presidential campaign Amr Moussa on Tuesday to discuss the electoral program of the former military leader.
On the other hand, the Free Egyptians Party announced that it will decide its position regarding the upcoming presidential elections in the near future. According to Al-Watan Newspaper, the party is scheduled to announce its support for Sisi after the meeting of its high authority scheduled to be held Saturday.
Leading member of Free Egyptians Party Amr Ali said on Thursday that the majority of the party’s leaders and members in Cairo and other governorates expressed their support for Sisi. He added that the party will act to meet the will of its members.
However, Secretary General of Free Egyptians Party Ahmed Fawzy said that the high authority of the party is scheduled to vote to choose between Sisi or Sabbahi, or even boycotting the elections.
He added in a statement on Thursday that the party should not support any of the candidates, to allow its members to choose freely. He added that the party prepared a paper entitled “The National Partnership” to express the party’s demands from the next president.
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi are the only presidential candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, slated for May 26 and 27, after the door for candidacy was closed on April 20.
Sisi is widely expected to win with a landslide vote in his favor, and members of Sabbahi’s campaign have come under attack for their campaign efforts.