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Egypt's Tamarod split widens

The group has divided into two camps over presidential candidates

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Feb 2014
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Tamarod members Mahmoud Bard and Hassan Shaheen (Photo: Al-Ahram )
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A split is widening in the Tamarod (Rebel) campaign that was instrumental in ousting Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

After announcing some of the founding members were suspended from the group for supporting presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi, the group's general assembly on Monday announced an endorsement for army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who has yet to announce his candidacy. 

The official Facebook page of the group, however, is under control of the camp backing Sabbahi.

The page quoted Hassan Shaheen, a co-founding member representing the pro-Sabbahi camp, as saying his fellows were forcibly prevented from attending Monday's meeting by "bodyguards" used by their opponents within the group to prevent them from voicing their opinion about supporting a presidential candidate.

"Tamarod expresses deep discontent over the scene of last night which showed forcibly imposing of opinion through tactics that used to be used by previous regimes," he wrote on the Facebook page.

Mahmoud Badr, another co-founder of the group representing the pro-Sisi camp, heaped praise on those who attended the conference "without being distracted by shenanigans."

Badr also repeated a previous statement that he seeks to turn the group into a political party.

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Jumbaldaq
12-02-2014 03:08pm
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Should be desovle
al ahrm also suporting tamaroud and publishin all tamaroud nonsence .do not want publish true
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Hesham Tawfik
12-02-2014 01:17pm
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Political manoevre
It is political manoevre not a struggle because both wings are supporting the coup . So whoever will take to office will have support of some Tamroud members. If you want to reach stars,shoot at the moon
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Jumbaldaq
12-02-2014 11:59am
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Should be desovle
Usa and isreal full suporting tamroud to divide egypt and egyptian fool army takig advantage
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Farid
12-02-2014 09:18am
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Treason of Revolution
As I said before: I have big respect to Mr. Sisi as a leader of army and his achievements. However he is army man, not man of politics. Mr. Sisi is doing perfect job on his post and he is good in it - so keep doing what you are best in!!! Part of Tamarod members, which are supporting Mr. Sisi candidacy are traitors of revolution, which was aiming end of military rule, establishing democratic government along with social and political freedom. So please wake up from Sisi-mania and focus on right path to democracy.
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Jasmin
14-02-2014 01:34pm
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Bravo
Bravo Farid, well spoken, I 100% agree with you. Wish people would open up their eyes and realize what is really happening around them...
Khaled
13-02-2014 06:58am
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Sabahi for President
He's the only true alternative to the military, the Mubarak cronies and the Ikhwan
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Jumbaldaq
12-02-2014 08:13am
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Should be desoule
Tamaroud getting enough fund from usa and isreal now how to divide egypt and egyptian they will fight each others .
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Allen
12-02-2014 03:11am
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Why not!!!!
Egypts population unwisely exploded to 90 million by poor planing and poor foresight. Now there seems to be 90 million chief's with 90 million agendas. I don't want to insult anyone's intelligence, but a devided country is a weak country going nowhere. Does anyone wonder where the country is heading??? By the way never ending demonstrations does not feed your family either.
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abdulrahman
12-02-2014 06:58pm
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Democracy Strengthens The Nation
I beg to differ. There is nothing to fear in the democratic process despite the manifestations of disagreements on various issues. Let the people have their voices heard (agree to disagree) and their choices respected. While some preferred El Sisi who I feel is not the right material to run the country, there are also other candidates too.. Whoever the majority of Egyptians choose, so be it. Though I shudder to think of Egypt under a military ruler again with the Armed Forces throwing its weight in the policy making and running the country, if that is what the Egyptians want, let them have it.
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Yasmina
12-02-2014 02:52am
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Tamarod should be a role model for democratic foundations
AS the premier group that propelled Egypt into gaining freedom from the MB, Tamarod should be a role model for democratic foundations. By that I mean, that as an organization they should be able to coexist while part of their group supports one candidate and the rest support another. Such are the ideals of democracy and civility.
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Words of Wisdom
11-02-2014 11:16pm
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Split maybe suspicious
I wonder if the split is an act to give the elections more legitimacy. Otherwise it would look like Tamarod was army funded from the start to remove Morsi and endorse El Sisi. A split makes it look less like that, and gives Sabahy some support in the elections, so that it looks reasonably contested.
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