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More political parties join anti-Morsi petition campaign

Egypt's Constitution and Al-Wafd parties, along with other political groups, join the 'Rebel' campaign, opens all its offices to collect signatures of no-confidence in President Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online, Thursday 16 May 2013
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Member of the public signs a confidence-withdrawal form (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt's prominent political forces continue to announce their backing of the recently launched anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign, giving a fresh momentum to the defiant initiative.

Egypt's Constitution Party, founded by democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei, announced on Thursday its official and "full" support of the petition movement that seeks to collect signatures in favour of a vote of no-confidence in the administration of President Mohamed Morsi.

Officially launched on 1 May, the group said it has collected more than two million signatures in the first 10 days.

In a Thursday statement, the Constitution Party asserted its volunteering members have been at the forefront of the initiative.

"The party plans to open all its offices to the signature-collecting process as well as any other activities, which will help bolster the movement," read the statement.

Al-Wafd Party was also among the most prominent backers of the signature drive. The party also announced it will utilise its offices in holding the campaign's activities.

The April 6 Youth Movement, a powerful actor in Egypt's political scene and a leading force behind the 2011 revolution, had earlier joined the campaign.

April 6 spokesman Khaled El-Masry asserted in recent comments that the new signature drive represented a "peaceful, forward-thinking and democratic means by which to oppose the current regime and reveal the extent of its [declining] popularity among the Egyptian public."

The initiative seeks to collect 15 million signatures in support of a vote of no-confidence in Morsi; outnumbering the 13.2 million votes Morsi won in Egypt's first-ever free presidential polls last year, in which he narrowly beat Mubarak-era Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.

Organisers say the petition will eventually be submitted to the country's state prosecutor to follow necessary legal actions.

The campaign hopes to conclude with a million-strong rally outside the presidential palace in Cairo's Heliopolis district to demand snap presidential elections.

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neil
18-05-2013 05:22pm
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wrong move
This is in other news today: "concern over Egypt’s ability to meet its financing needs led Standard & Poor’s to cut the country’s rating to CCC+, the lowest globally." Egypt is the lowest in the world, - thanks to Ikhwan. Somehow, the opposition (to jihadists) has to get this message to the masses in rural villages and urban slums, while offering a viable alternative, not wasting its time trying to put steam back into the (failed) street protest campaign.
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khaled
17-05-2013 08:28am
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it's a joke
it's a big joke , they are loser parties and we still support Morsi and we are gonna elect him for 8 years not only 4 and I can't imagine that Romney's supporters do the same Rebel' campaign in US because Romney lost this our first time in democracy and we in Egypt are proud of this step of democracy , we have been waiting to elect our leader since 30 years ago and then our dreams became true .
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PKW
23-06-2013 09:22am
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Who's the joker, though?
It's so sad. Everyone outside Egypt saw Morsi as Egypt's chance to start building a real democracy, but he's made it clear that he has only the Brotherhood's interests at heart and not Egypt's interests. People are not supporting this campaign because they lost, they're supporting it because they can see that Egypt will not survive 3 more years of this president's style of government. As for this not happening in USA, try reading your history, you never heard of a president being impeached? It happened to Nixon.
Muaz
19-05-2013 04:30am
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Why these international media are silent in President Morsi's better rule?
I don't find any reliable english news site or websites providing the best moves of President Morsi. All I see is that the protesters are protesting against him and the Egypt falls in to vein deep. those sites too say that Egypt is falling in it well being in Economy and Culture! Why is this. But in back screen happy that some how I receive the truth that Egypt has a best future ahead, If you got any relaible websites to know what actually happens there, please be kind to reply me with links bro.
Muaz
19-05-2013 04:25am
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Awesome!
That's and awesome comment Bro. Khaled.
lola
17-05-2013 11:06pm
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get real
Really,Morsy is your 'dream come true' ? Hate to see what your nightmares were ! Don't speak for me when you say 'we' in egypt are proud.I'm embarrased he is the president
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