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‘A message from Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to Egyptians living abroad,’ 15 May 2014

As Egyptian expatriates begin voting in the upcoming presidential election, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who is pegged to become Egypt’s next president, published a message to all Egyptians living abroad.

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‘Sabahi: We dreamed of democracy and social justice,’ Sky News Arabia (UAE), 14 May 2014

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi stressed that the dreams of democracy and social justice remain with Egyptians. If he wins, Sabahi said that he is committed to all of Egypt’s international agreements, however, the peace treaty with Israel would need to be be modified to allow Egypt to more effectively control the Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading

‘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. Continue reading

‘Sabahi: Previous governments caused the deterioration of the public sector with their corruption and mismanagement,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 6 May 2014

Egypt’s other presidential candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, said that previous governments are to blame for the country’s deteriorating public sector because of corruption and mismanagement. Sabahi said that he will create a new ministry for the public sector in order to fight corruption. Continue reading

‘Exclusive: First appearance of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in civilian suit after taking off military uniform to run for president,’ 27 March 2014

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‘Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser: The vote of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s family is with Field Marshal al-Sisi in the presidential elections,’ el-Balad (Egypt), 9 February 2014

The son of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser says that Nasser’s family were among the first to call for General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser says that the family wants a president backed by the people, as opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, who seemed to be out for revenge. Continue reading

Interim Egyptian President: I will not enter presidential elections, Al-Ahali (Egypt), 20 November 2013

Egyptian interim president Aldy Mansour, who took over control of the country after the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, has stated that he will not run in next year’s presidential elections. There is great speculation that Minister of Defence, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s most popular public figure due to his role in removing Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power, will run in the elections.

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