The coalition issued a statement on its Facebook page Friday, saying, “This week, especially the days of elections, will witness mass rallies to achieve victory for those people killed for refusing the farce. These rallies will move to announce their decision to boycott the illegitimate elections.”
Leading member of the coalition Khaled Said, Spokesperson of Salafist Front, told Youm7 that the coalition will resume its peaceful protests in the streets in the governorates. He added that they do not plan to organize any protests in the surrounding areas of the poll stations.
“The coalition is committed to the fatwas issued by over 160 Islamic scholars to boycott the presidential elections. We call the citizens for adopting the same approach,” he said.
Ammar Ali Hassan, an expert on political Islam, said during an interview with Mehewar satellite channel that such statements will not affect the coming elections, and said he expected a high turnout to vote.
Spokesperson of Egypt’s Interior Ministry Hany Abdel-Latif stressed that the ministry would adopt a security plan in coordination with military forces to secure the poll stations, in a phone call to ONTV.
Expatriate voting concluded last Monday without incident.