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Tamarod movement to turn into a political party after presidential elections

Tamarod movement's co-founder, Mahmoud Badr, announces Tamarod's plans to form a political party

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Apr 2014
 Mahmoud Badr and Hassan Shahin
Tamarod leaders, Mahmoud Badr and Hassan Shahin (Photo: Official Facebook Page)
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The Tamarod or the "Rebel" movement co-founder, Mahmoud Badr announced on Monday that the movement was going to transition into a political party after the upcoming presidential elections.

Badr's announcement was made during the celebration of the first anniversary of founding of the youth movement which played a critical role in ousting former president Morsi this past July.

"We passed the rebellion phase and will now move into the building phase." Badr said during the big celebration which was attended by several prominent public figures including former head of Egypt's constitutional drafting committee, Amr Moussa. 

Badr also added that during the next phase, youth should work to get into parliament to fulfill the aims of Egyptians and assist the next president of Egypt. The parliamentary elections are to be held after the upcoming presidential elections which will take place this 26 and 27 May.

The activist, who is currently a member of former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's presidential campaign saluted the candidate in his words to the audience, describing him as "the leader of 30 June coalition".

"The Egyptian people support and endorse El-Sisi in his presidential bid and this is why the Tamarod movement supports his presidency," he said. Badr added that the movement would support El-Sisi as long as he was listening to Egyptians and fulfilling their demands.

Badr and his fellow members of Tamarod also joined one another in pro-Sisi chants such as "El-Sisi will rule Egypt," "Long live Egypt and tomorrow El-Sisi will be in the presidential palace," "Tomorrow the people will rule Egypt".

Several leading members of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's presidential campaign were attending the anniversary celebration like Hazem Abdel Azim, the head of the youth committee which Badr is a member of and Karam Mahmoud, the coordinator of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's campaign.

However, Badr and his supporters are not representative of the entirety of Tamarod. While many Tamarod movement members are supporting the former minister of defence's presidential bid, there is another sect within the movement that includes cofounders Mohamed Abdel Aziz and Hassan Shahin who declared their support for Hamdeen Sabahi; effectively splitting the group in two. 

The Tamarod movement was founded last April 2013 by a group of pro-revolutionary youth mostly from the Nasserist Popular current aiming to oust President Morsi and to have early presidential elections through collecting signatures from the public.

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decs
02-06-2014 06:33pm
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Good Job Tamarod!
Good job Tamarod! A lot of us really admire you guys.Dont listen to the bitter detructors.You did the right thing by helping to get rid of the MB's.For those saying bad things about dont mind them.....they're just a jealous bunch of loosers who wants some attentions.Goodluck and more power.
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katongole
02-06-2014 09:44am
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hoax
wow!!! its just another hoax. until the day Egyptians wake up to realise what a bunch of fools they have been made and know what they want and go for it, they will continue to have the likes of Mobarak and Sisi.
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Farhan
29-04-2014 02:32pm
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These immature criminals have destroyed the Egypt
These fascist might have won but Egypt has lost big time and its time to kick out all these criminals out of Egypt.
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katongle
02-06-2014 09:40am
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naive
As the old adage goes that millions never know what is happening when things are happening. Likewise millions of Egyptians have perhaps not wakened up to the reality of the matter. The truth is they have crawled back into the grip of the American or Anglo-Zionist noose which Morsi had attempted to break free. Al sisi and Mubarak are like and the same, both largely serve the interests of their masters not Egypt. Let’s hope some day they will wake up.
Amourah Idris, Aswan
29-04-2014 11:48pm
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What?
You are missing the subject. I read hatred and anger against our genration. It shows how ditached you from realities.
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Aladdin, Egypt
29-04-2014 02:08pm
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My Support
Finally, I see new buds are coming to save Egypt. Let us work together toward bright future away from negativities and superstitions.
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