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Front for Peaceful Change launches "revolution continues" protest vote campaign

Dissatisfied with both Shafiq and Morsi, the Free Front for Peaceful Change launches "participate and cast your ballot" campaign asking citizens to write in the "revolution continues" on their ballots

Ahram Online , Friday 1 Jun 2012
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The Free Front for Peaceful Change has started a campaign calling on Egyptians to cast a protest vote of "the revolution continues" on ballots during the elections' runoffs between the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and Mubarak-era former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.

The campaign which is dubbed "participate and cast your ballot" is based on the group's vision of an Egypt as a civil state and in protest at all counter-revolutionary activites taking place in the last year, according to a press statement released by the movement.

"Neither of the runoffs candidates represent the interests of the revolution in our opinion; Shafiq is considered a remnant of the old regime and says Mubarak is his role model; Morsi, on the other hand, represents the Muslim Brotherhood group, whose parliament raised its hat to the ruling military council on its first session, and not the revolution," said the statement.

The Front charged that the Muslim Brotherhoods has made agreements with the ruling military council and has always taken its political decisions unillaterally without consulting other forces. However, the Front said it is still ready to coordinate with the Muslim Brotherhoods on the issue of forming an inclusive constituent assembly which would write a constitution for the country.

The Free Front for Peaceful Change movement is comprised of young activists who have launched several campaigns in recent months to raise awareness about democracy, the constitution and elections.

The Front supported Nasserist Hamdeen Sabbahi who finished third in the first round of Egypt’s presidential race in May 2012. 

Elections runoffs are set to take place on 16 and 17 June.

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