Egypt presidential hopeful rejects Brotherhood alliance

Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi and biggest rival to expected favorite General Abdal-Fattah al-Sisi said "I reject any coordination or alliance with the Brotherhood."

Egypt presidential hopeful rejects Brotherhood alliance

World Bulletin / News Desk

Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi has denied any alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's upcoming presidential election.

"I reject any coordination or alliance with the Brotherhood," Sabahi said in a statement on Sunday.

Last week, the Emirati Al-Bayan newspaper reported that Sabahi had held secret meetings with Muslim Brotherhood members to discuss their support for him in the presidential polls.

"I will never seek their support in view of their violent practices and attempts to foment chaos and defy the will of the Egyptian people," said Sabahi, the founder of the Popular Current.

Earlier this month, Sabahi officially announced plans to contest Egypt's upcoming presidential election.

Sabahi came third to ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a former Brotherhood leader, and former premier Ahmed Shafiq in the 2012 presidential polls.

Army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, largely perceived as the architect of last July's ouster of Morsi, is widely expected to run in the election whose date has not yet been set.

Last Mod: 24 Şubat 2014, 09:35
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