Revolutionary forces fail to agree on single presidential candidate

Negotiations to choose a single “revolutionary presidential candidate” that leftist and revolutionary forces could unite behind have failed, Al-Masry Al-Youm learned.

Independent candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, leftist Tagammu Party candidate Hesham al-Bastawisi and Popular Socialist Alliance candidate Abul Ezz al-Hariry had met at the National Association for Change on Monday to discuss supporting a single candidate.

Negotiations between those three candidates, as well as independent candidates Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh and Khaled Ali, had started in April toward reaching an agreement to consolidate support to face former regime figures, such as former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and former Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.

The candidates had agreed to form a unified program that achieves the goals of the revolution, including building a civil and modern state that prioritizes law and equality among all Egyptians.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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