Egypt’s main opposition to boycott election


The main liberal opposition political movement in Egypt has said it won’t nominate a candidate in the presidential election due next year after one of its leaders was sentenced to six months in prison.

The Free Current coalition said that Hisham Kassem had been a potential presidential candidate. He was found guilty of slander and verbally assaulting a police officer.

His supporters say the charges were politically motivated.

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is expected to announce he’s standing for a third term, but has yet to do so.

The only person to have announced his candidacy so far, Ahmed al-Tantawi, has said his team has faced increasing harassment by the security forces.


  1. Yet another sham election in the making except this time it is being conducted by an imperialist agent and puppet of the West. The conditions mirror those in the Zim elections.

    I wonder what the gang of five (Dr. M’membe et al) will say or they don’t care since Egypt is far away?


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