Campaigns plan marches on last day before electoral silence
Hamdeen Sabbahi - YOUM7/Osama Mohamed
By DALIA FAROUK

CAIRO:  The electoral campaign of presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi announced Thursday that it will organize a final press conference Friday in Abdeen Square.

Mobilizing would start after the Friday prayer, the day before a mandated “pre-election silence,” per regulations set by the High Presidential Elections Commission.

Sabbahi’s campaign added that the presidential nominee will start his speech 6 pm in the presence of large number of political leaders, and following the conference they will organize a concert.

Furthermore official in Sabbahi’s campaign, Abdel Aleem Amar, told Youm7 Friday that they will organize a march this evening from Ramses square to the place of the conference.

The media secretary of the Popular Alliance Party, Moataz el-Shenawy, told Al-Ahram that they plan to organize a march from Talaat Harb to Abdeen Square in order to attend the conference, in participation with number of parties and political forces.   The alliance rejects the authority of the interim government, and has called for the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi.

The Free Egyptians Party in Port Said announced it would organize a march to support Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Also in Alexandria, the “Building Egypt” campaign will organize a march supporting Sisi with a band presenting a series of national songs.

The elections are scheduled to take place May 26 and 27. Voting for expatriates concluded last Monday; 5.4 percent voted for Sabbahi, and 94.5 voted for Sisi.

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