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Presidential Candidate Sabahi to begin European tour

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi is to meet with Egyptian communities in Spain and Italy, discuss ex-pats participation in country's first democratic elections

Ahram Online, Wednesday 5 Oct 2011
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Hamdeen Sabahi, leader of Al-Karama party and presidential candidate (Photo: Reuters)
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Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi will take his bid to become Egypt's political boss on a European tour tomorrow, which will include Italy and Spain.

Sabahi, will visit Milan and Turin cities in Italy where he plans to meet with the Egyptian community and present his campaign program.

He intends to discuss potential mechanisms for  Egyptians residing overseas to vote in the country's elections, a long-time demand by many Egyptians, abroad and at home, which ousted dictator Mubarak had objected to during his 30 year rule.

Sabahi, who heads the Nasserite El Karama Party, but runs an independent presidential bid, plans to meet with political and religious officials in Milan.

He will then head to Spain, where he will meet with Egyptians in Madrid and Barcelona.

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