Revolutionary Youth Coalition deny backing Abul-Fotouh for presidency

Ahram Online, Tuesday 1 May 2012

Several groups within the Revolutionary Youth Coalition have backed Abul-Fotouh but no official collective decision has been made yet, says member

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Presidential Hopeful Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh


Member of the April 6 Youth Movement Democratic Front Tarek El-Khouly has said that reports that the Revolutionary Youth Coalition (RYC) has decided to back presidential hopeful Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh are incorrect.

A posting on the RYC's Facebook page indicated that the group would support the moderate Islamist candidate, but El-Khouly claims that this only expresses the viewpoint of RYC member Mohamed El-Kassas.

Mohamed El-Kassas, who is also a member of the Egyptian Current Party, was explaining that the RYC online poll revealed Abul-Fotouh had the highest level of support, followed by Nasserist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi.   

El-Khouly further added that some groups within the RYC have already decided to support Abul-Fotouh for the presidential race, including the Justice and Freedom Youth Movement and the Egyptian Current Party.

Some major Salafist groups have also backed the ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader for president over Mohamed Morsi, the Brotherhood's official candidate.

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