‘Sabahi: I don’t want support from anyone who sees January as a “setback” or June 30th as a “coup”,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 10 May 2014

Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi confirmed his support for the events of both January 25th, 2011 and June 30th, 2013 and sees the upcoming elections as a test for the mainstream in Egypt to build a strong, modern state.

صباحي: لا أريد دعم ممن يرون يناير نكسة أو يونيو انقلابا

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قال حمدين صباحي، المرشح الرئاسي، إن «القوى التي قامت بالثورة كانت طبقات اجتماعية شعبية والقوى السياسية التي تصدرت الثورة لم تكن منظمة بشكل يتيح لها الوصول للسلطة

وأضاف صباحي، في لقائه ببرنامج «مصر تنتظر الرئيس»، على التليفزيون المصري، مساء السبت: «أنا مشارك في تحمل مسؤولية فشل القوى السياسية أن يأخذوا موقفا موحدا وتقديم بديل للوصول للسلطة بعد إسقاط النظام

وأوضح صباحي أنه ابن التيار الرئيسي في مصر الذي صنع 25 يناير و30 يونيو، وأن برنامجه يحتوى على الثورتين، موضحًا أنه لن يتحالف مع أحد لا يقبله الشعب

وأكد أن الانتخابات الرئاسية والبرلمانية والمحليات اختبار للتيار الرئيسي لمصر لبناء دولة عصرية قوية، مؤكدًا أنه لا يريد دعم أحد ممن يرون يناير نكسة أو يونيو انقلابا

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Translation

Sabahi: I don’t want support from anyone who sees January as a “setback” or June 30th as a “coup”

10 May 2014

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, said that “that forces that undertook the revolution were popular social classes and the political forces that led the revolution were not formed to allow them access to power.”

In his interview with the “Egypt: waiting for the president” programme on Egyptian television Saturday night, Sabahi added: “I am a participant in bearing the responsibility of the political forces’ failure to take a unified stand and provide an alternative to taking power after the overthrow of the regime.”

Sabahi explain that he is part of the mainstream in Egypt that created January 25th and June 30th, and that his programme contains the two revolutions. He said that he will not enter into an alliance with anyone the people do not accept.

He confirmed that the presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections are a test for the mainstream in Egypt to build a strong, modern state. Sabahi said that he does not want support from anyone who sees January [25th] as a setback or June [30th] as a coup.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Article available at Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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