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More Tamarod members back Sabbahi candidacy

Dozens of Tamarod members issue statement backing Hamdeen Sabbahi for president – in opposition to leadership's support for El-Sisi

Ahram Online, Sunday 9 Feb 2014
Founding member of Tamarod Hassan Shahin and Mohamed Abdel Aziz
Founding member of Tamarod Hassan Shahin (2nd from left) and Mohamed Abdel Aziz (3rd from Right) announce their support to presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi (C), 8 February (Photo: Shahin's official Facebook page)
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Around 50 leading members of Tamarod (Rebel) have issued a statement backing Hamdeen Sabbahi for president.

The move comes a day after the group suspended three senior members—Hassan Shahin, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz and Khaled El-Kady—for announcing their support for the Nasserist politician's candidacy.

Tamarod—which led the campaign against Islamist president Mohamed Morsi—officially backs army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for president – although he is yet to declare he will stand.

Tamarod does not belong to one particular member or current, the statement said. It belongs to all those who collected signatures against Morsi and protested for his ouster.

It was created by young people with diverse political views who united to achieve the revolution's goals of bread, freedom and social justice, the statement added.

They said they back Sabbahi because he rejects Mubarak's corruption and Morsi's terrorism and has a vision to fulfil the goals of the January 25 and June 30 revolutions.

Sabbahi—who leads the Popular Current and came third in the 2012 election—announced his candidacy on Saturday.

Tamarod's Qalioubiya chapter will also be supporting Sabbahi and rejects the expulsion of members for opposing El-Sisi's candidacy, its coordinator Khaled Saad said on Sunday.

All Tamarod members in Qalioubiya oppose a presidential bid by El-Sisi, Saad told Al-Ahram Arabic news website, because it would allow people to describe what happened on 30 June as a coup.

Some Tamarod members are calling for a breakaway group because founder Mahmoud Badr insists on supporting El-Sisi and takes harsh action against those who oppose him, Saad said.

Saad added that he was communicating with expelled members Shahin and Abdul-Aziz about launching a new group called Revolutionary Tamarod.

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Joh
10-02-2014 11:37am
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If tamaroud suport sabahi it mean sabahi is a bigest agent of yahood and nasara.enemy of egyptian
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Ayman Ibrahim Elhalafawy
10-02-2014 11:20am
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I politely refer people labeling 30th June or Sisi running for presidential elections as a coup to the nearest dictionary. While they are there, see the definition of public revolution (largest gathering of people in history in June 30 for example), democratic elections anyone can run in (including ones that were previously in the military as many presidents of the US for example) and Terrorism (bombing and assassinations to get their way).
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Joh
10-02-2014 07:56am
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Tamaroud is a bigest agent of west andisreal .now he suport sabahi and sabahi value come more down .tamaroud want to buypeolpes faith by dollars.this is inposible
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The winds are slowly changing
09-02-2014 04:28pm
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The blowback against military intervention into politics is deepening. Sabahi is a more appropriate and freedom respecting candidate than Sisi. The political status quo as of this moment is very low caliber; it is time for a major change. No one person is entitled to the presidency and it should not be illegal to support other candidates.
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