4 days before 23 May vote: Diary of presidential candidates on the campaign trail

Ahram Online, Saturday 19 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

Morsi Campaign on wheels (Photo: Ahram)

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi on Saturday is expected to visit the Meridian Heliopolis Hotel at 11am to meet with citizens suffering disabilities. He is expected to hold a public rally later the same day in Cairo's Shubra district, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Leftist candidate Khaled Ali is set to visit the city of Helwan on Saturday, where local supporters will hold a campaign rally for him. The event will take place after evening prayers near the Osama Ibn Zayed Mosque. 

Islamist candidate Mohamed Selim El-Awa on Saturday will visit the Giza Governorate, including the low-income Imbaba district, starting from 2pm. He is scheduled to meet with Giza community leaders, hold a conference with residents of the Al-Saft district, and hold a second conference with residents of the Awsim district before finally meeting with Imbaba residents at 8pm. 

Nasserist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi will continue his tour of the Dakahliya Governorate on Saturday, where he is scheduled to visit the villages of Ladkarnas, Al-Nazla and Al-Matriya. Towards the end of the day, he is slated to hold a press conference in Al-Ansari Square.

Last Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq is set to make his last stop, the Assiut Governorate, of his three-day Upper Egyptian tour on Saturday. On Thursday, he visited the Aswan Governorate, where someone hurled a shoe at him during a press conference, before travelling to the Qena Governorate on Friday, where he spoke at another conference. On Saturday he is expected to hold a third press conference in Assiut.

Meanwhile, Amr Moussa, the one-time Mubarak foreign minister is scheduled to make a stop in Abu-el-Matamir village in the Delta governorate of Beheira.

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