Egyptian Coalition for Handicapped lashes out at parliamentary candidates

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 Dec 2011

The Egyptian Coalition for Handicapped is set to stage a sit-in to protest against the way some candidates 'have misused their cause' to farm their votes during crucial parliament elections

The Egyptian Coalition for the Handicapped is set to stage a sit-in at the headquarters of the military area in Alexandria to protest against the way some candidates “have misused their cause.”

The coalition says that both partisan and independent candidates of the first round of the ongoing parliamentary elections used the handicapped to farm votes, without having a genuine interest in the disabled's cause or demands.

“Until today, no parliamentary candidate has really cared about our cause,” read a statement issued by the Coalition for the Handicapped.

Aside from the protests planned in Egypt's northern city, the coalition is also considering boycotting the second round of the elections, scheduled this month, on 5 and 6 December.

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