Last Update 15:35
April 6 Democratic Front calls for Egypt runoff boycott
Revolutionary youth movement calls for presidential runoff boycott, whilst April 6 Ahmed Maher Front backs Morsi
Ahram Online, Wednesday 13 Jun 2012
Share/Bookmark
Views: 516
April 6 Democratic Front
April 6 Democratic Front (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

The April 6 Youth Movement (Democratic Front) has called for a boycott of Egypt's presidential election runoff on 16-17 June.

The move came after the April 6 Youth Movement (Ahmed Maher Front) announced it would back the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi against Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the runoff.

The Democratic Front, led by Tarek El-Kholi, made the announcement on Wednesday.  

In an internal poll, 66 per cent of the front's members called for a boycott, 29 per cent backed  Mohamed Morsi  and 5 per cent said the front should not announce a position.

The front said it was out of question to back Ahmed Shafiq as he was a member of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's regime. 

"Instead of the Mubarak regime being held accountable for the crimes it committed against the Egyptian people, it is trying to find its way back into the presidency," the front said, regarding Shafiq's candidacy. 

The April 6 Youth Movement (Ahmed Maher Front) has defended its decision to support Mohamed Morsi in the runoff.

The move was criticised by some observers who linked the move to the nomination of the group's founder, Ahmed Maher, to the constituent assembly.  

Ahmed Maher defended the movement's decision on his official Twitter account, insisting the decision to endorse Morsi was taken after surveys and polls within the group. 

The presidential runoffs will be held on 16-17 June.

The April 6 Youth Movement (Democratic Front) split from the original April 6 Youth Movement over internal political differences. 

 





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
1



Ajibola Hasan/Nigeria
13-06-2012 10:14pm
1-
0+
Never boycotting the election.
The boycotting an election blindly and innane motivation, purposly the many decades struggle to acquiring liberation from the old regime would be jeopadized if the Shafiq win.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising