CAIRO: Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour called on all Egyptian people to vote Monday and Tuesday, saying “we start tomorrow a new phase on the democracy path,” in a televised address Sunday.
“The Egyptians are reaping the fruits of January 25 Revolution and June 30 uprising through heading to chose their next elected president,” the 69-year-old president added they day before presidential elections are scheduled to begin..
“Let us complete the building and deepen the meaning of political participation, not only by expressing our views freely, but also throughout our votes which are necessary for achieving the democracy,” he said.
Mansour asked Egyptians to be wise in their choices, and said that the state institutions have the same stance toward both candidates.
“He who is reluctant to participate will be subject to a ruler does not care about his interests,” Mansour continued.
As for the expatriates voting, Mansour expressed his gratitude for their participation, saying “I’m waiting for their continuation in building the country.”
“We should prove to the whole world that Egypt did not witness an interim revolution against unsuccessful and autocratic regime, but a popular revolution targets the success and constructions,” he said.