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Ex-presidential contender Abul-Fotouh to launch 'Strong Egypt' party

Former Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, who finished fourth in the 1st round of presidential polls, plans to launch new political party

Sarah Mourad, Monday 2 Jul 2012
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Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh (Photo: Reuters)
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Former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh plans to launch a new political party called the 'Strong Egypt Party,' to be announced in the next few days, Abul-Fotouh campaign spokeswomman Doaa Fattouh told Ahram Online.

The new party is expected to offer the same political programme as Abul-Fotouh's recent presidential campaign.

'A strong Egypt' was Abul-Fotouh's presidential campaign slogan. The moderate-Islamist candidate came in fourth place in the first round of polling, garnering 18 per cent of the vote.

In the run-up to last month's runoff vote, Abul-Fotouh declared his support for the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi against Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq,

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