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If El-Sisi refuses to run for president, we'll urge him to: Amr Moussa

Former presidential candidate Amr Moussa strongly backs military chief General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as Egypt's next president

Ahram Online, Tuesday 17 Dec 2013
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Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)
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The head of Egypt's outgoing constitutional drafting committee, Amr Moussa, said on Tuesday that Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi should run for president.

Moussa, a former presidential candidate himself who came fifth in the presidential elections won by Mohamed Morsi in 2012, said that General El-Sisi is extremely popular among Egyptians and that the majority are hoping to vote him into office.

"If Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi refuses to run [for the presidency], we will urge him to do so," said Moussa during a panel hosted by the Ministry of Youth.

El-Sisi, who is also defence minister, announced the removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency in July after mass protests against the Islamist leader. The military chief's popularity soared in the months following Morsi's ouster, with many Egyptians hailing him for ending Islamist rule.  

While he had initially announced that he would not seek power, El-Sisi has more recently said that the possibility is open.

 A number of campaigns have sprung up to pressure the general to run for the presidency at the upcoming elections -- expected in the first half of 2014.

It has not yet been decided whether parliamentary or presidential elections will take place first.

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Narinder
19-12-2013 07:45pm
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Prosperity of Egypt and its people
We love Egypt and its people,sad to see the present situation. Sad to see people suffering due to politically situation. We have property in Egypt ,it is our second home. I hope it will settle soon and would like to see tourist back Best wishes to the people of Egypt.
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Hamdy
19-12-2013 09:14am
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The Constitution, The Elecyions And The President
Everyone knows Mosa. Mosa's Constitution Gave The Elevtions Planing To One Person (Adley Mansour) !!!! This Is The Start Of Fabricating The Coming Elections Mosa's Constitution Gave Everything To The Military & Its Police !!!! Thanks Mosa & your 50 persons group. You Made Egypt A Military & Police State . !!!! Good Job Mr. Mosa & Your 50 . Haaaaaa....Haaaaaa
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George Michael
20-12-2013 02:50am
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you know it before it happend don't you
So you can read the future , you know exactley what is going to happen.
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bknot1
18-12-2013 08:02pm
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Question??
All I hear he, is this, he that. explain to me how long should a protest, sit-up, party,, whatever you want to call it take place? They are frightening families that live in the area, cause some busineses to shut down, block roads, hurt tourism (which by the way is very important for your country). All it did was cripple your economy. I feel sorry for the people that died for a lost cause.. when all they had to do was disperse with attacking back.. which they did... once a potest, rally or what every you want to call these stupid thing every Friday... toss stones or anything, it is considered hostile and any means to disperse them is legal (this is in all countries that actually follow their protest laws - which we know Egypt does not). All parties are at fault for all the deaths during this stressful time. Until you all realize, right now the only way to show force and bring Egypt to where it need to be, is through VOTING!!! not stupid protest.. you all bring the country down to be less of a influence in the Middle East.
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John
19-12-2013 09:54am
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Answer to your question...
Voting doesn't work in Egypt as long as army is in control. Majority of people voted for MB and President Morsi many times and see what happened.....the military overthrew him with a coup and killed thousands of innocent Egyptians and put thousands of innocent Egyptians in jail. It can be guaranteed that ALL elections by this military junta will be RIGGED as they where done during mubarak days. To regain the revolution and freedom for the Egyptian it is imperative to boycott ALL elections called by this military coup junta and continue with peaceful resistance, this is what worked in India, South Africa and even for the black people in America and will work for the great Egyptian people!!!
Farhan
19-12-2013 08:04am
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So your economy was not crippled when anti-Morsi thugs were protesting for whole year ?
Those thugs destroyed the all MB offices, murdered hundreds of innocents with their violence but no body is being tried because those fascists are in power now because of military coup.
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Jon
18-12-2013 07:27pm
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The biggest mass murderer in Egyptian history
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is directly responsible for the slaughter of mostly unarmed civilians in Rabaa square, probably the biggest crime in the whole history of Egypt. Even those who applauded the massacre must realize that electing El-Sisi will reflect terribly on Egypt abroad. Statesmen cannot go to Egypt and shake this man's hand. Please, don't make HIM president. Anybody but Sisi.
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bknot1
18-12-2013 06:10pm
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Popularity
Now one should be voted based on popularity. That is not a signs of being a great leader. If he refuses he has good reasons and he is still a military man first. I think he does great things for the military and help the Egyptian people when it is required by the Egyptian law - proctect the people and Egypt intrest of the state. He will need to os should retire from the military, if he wants to run. Then that will means he is giving up a lot of power he has now by being in charge of the military.. If he wants to runs let it be his decission, not preasured from others. No mater who runs for this hot seat, gets going to be hard form them to please all the people in Egypt.
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Nadim
18-12-2013 02:51pm
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What a joke
And an insult to those who died for democracy. Sisi is a fascist and Moussa is an opportunistic lackey. They both need to be deposed. Egypt's revolution has been stolen and the Egyptian middle class are complicit :(
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Farhan
18-12-2013 02:47pm
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Slave will only support his master
He is just proving that he is a good slave.
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shareef saleem
18-12-2013 12:53pm
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sisi competing for presidency
O ALLAH PROTECT AND BESTOW YOUR MERCY ON EGYPT AND ITS PEOPLE.
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sabri
18-12-2013 12:36pm
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Sisi in trial
Sisi should responsible for killing thousand of protester. No success democratic country with a killer president.
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George Michael
20-12-2013 02:54am
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the MB should be held responsible about the burining of churches
if you want to held SiSi responsible whay don't you held the MB responsible for the death of christinas in Egypt. Oh sorry they are kofaar, they don't count. also Al Ahram only allow pro morsi comments and practice sensorship.
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