6 days before 23 May vote: Diary of presidential Candidates on the Campaign trail

Ahram Online, Thursday 17 May 2012

Ahram Online tracks presidential candidates campaign stops to rally voters in the final stretch before millions choose the first post-Mubarak commander-in-chief on Wednesday

6 Days
Morsi bus on the campaign trail last week (Photo: Ahram)
Islamist thinker  Mohamed Selim El-Awa will be the guest of the CBC Satelite TV channel program "Egypt chooses a president" on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Leftist candidate, Khaled Ali will hold a public campaign rally  in Mit Ghamr in Dakahlia, in the northern Delta region on Thursday at 3pm.

After returning to Cairo from a campaign visit to Aswan, Nasserist presidential hopeful, Hamdeen Sabbahi is attending to overall campaign issues on Thursday and has no plans to leave the capital today.

Supporters of the Freedom and Justice Party's candidate Mohamed Morsi will lock arms to form the "longest human chain in the world," in his honour on Thursday. The chain will span the hundreds of kilometres distance between Aswan in the country's deep south and Alexandria in the Northwest, and will be held betweem 4-6 pm. Later on Thursday, Morsi will hold a popular raly in the city of Rasheed in Beheira Governorate in the northwestern Delta region.

Mubarak's last prime-minister Ahmed Shafiq is heading Thursday to Aswan Governorate as part of a three-day tour in Upper Egypt, in which he will also make campaign stops in the governorates of Qena and Assiut on Friday and Saturday respectively. According to his presidential campaign, Shafiq is to hold a news conference in each destination, before returning to Cairo.

Meanwhile, liberal Islamist  's interview on state-owned Radio Misr on Wednesday evening has been postponed according to his official Facebook campaign. The campaign of Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh announced that the live interview will be broadcast later. 


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