Liberal Wafd party backs Sisi's bid for presidency

Monday 07-04-2014 12:00 PM
Liberal Wafd party backs Sisi's bid for presidency

Egypt Liberal Wafd party chairman Al-Sayed al-Badawi (C) greets people in Tahrir Square in Cairo November 30, 2012.REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany


CAIRO, April 7 (Aswat Masriya) Egypt's oldest liberal party has announced its support for the presidential bid of former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.  

Wafd Chairman Al-Sayed al-Badawy urged Sisi  in a press conference on Sunday to respect human rights and meet the demands of Egyptians and asked him to "turn the constitution into a national project." 

Badawi insisted that the party will not be silent if Sisi broke the promises he made to the nation. 

Several other parties have announced their support for the ex-army chief who is expected to win by a landslide in the May elections. 

Sisi, who resigned from his post as defense minister last month to run for presidency, gained wide popularity last year after the ousting of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. 

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