Presidential candidate Sabbahi campaign hits Nile Delta governorate

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Apr 2012

Menoufiya, a Nile Delta governorate, is a two-day stop on Hamdeen Sabbahi's presidential campaign trail starting Sunday

Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi is to visit Menoufiya governorate on Sunday as part of his presidential campaign.

The Nasserist candidate will hold several rallies and conferences around Menoufiya throughout his two-day visit.

Menoufiya is located on the Delta of the Nile north of Cairo. The governorate is regarded as one of the most densely populated areas in Egypt.

Sabbahi is a veteran Nasserist opposition figure and former member of the People's Assembly (lower house of parliament) and is known for his outspoken criticism of the United States and Israel.

Although he is a member of the Karama Party and could have run representing his party, he decided in March 2011 to run on an independent ticket.

He did not run in the parliamentary elections later that year, in order to focus on the presidential contest.

Presidential elections will take place on 23 and 24 May, and the president will be named on 21 June after a runoff voting round on 16 and 17 June.

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