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Pro-Morsi alliance claims wide boycott by Egyptian voters

National Alliance to Support Legitimacy insists that Egyptians are boycotting the polls

Ahram Online, Monday 26 May 2014
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Members of National Alliance to Support Legitimacy during a press conference (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy issued a statement on Monday saying that a huge number of Egyptians have boycotted the first day of the presidential elections in protest at the "military takeover."

The Islamist alliance, which supports ousted president Mohamed Morsi, had earlier called for protests during the two polling days, Monday and Tuesday. Protests, were slow to materialise on Monday, but reports of turnout were mixed.

"The Egyptian youth who led the 25 January revolution have showed the world by their boycott of the elections that Egypt has a legitimate president (Morsi)," the statement read.

The Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition insists Morsi is Egypt's legitimate president. The group describes Morsi – who is in prison facing charges including murder and espionage – as the "kidnapped president".

Last week, the alliance declared that votes cast by Egyptians overseas were void, and stressed what they described as a low turnout at polling stations abroad.

A total of 318,033 votes were cast by expats, with El-Sisi winning 94.5 percent of the vote.  

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Aladdin, Egypt
27-05-2014 12:30am
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The issue is flat dead. What we all need to do is to fight those Islamist terrorists who hijacked Islam. We are winning the battle in Syria, Lydia, Egypt, Yemen Somalia, West Sahara, Iraq, It is Jihad ELnafs to defend Islam. Allah AKber.
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Allen
26-05-2014 06:42pm
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Every move sooo predictable, by the feeble terrorist organization.
From all postings here, it's quiet clear the brotherhoods support comes from the most illiterate among Egyptians.
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ms sphinx
27-05-2014 01:15pm
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wont even make a dent
Boycott the vote all you want,you won't make a dent in the final result.Waste of space the lot of you,stop boo hooing and do something useful for once in your lives.
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