Sheikh Ali Hatem, a board member of the Salafi Dawah, has criticized the media for claiming that the Nour Party did not participate adequately in the constitution referendum. “They have no ears and no eyes,” he said. “They want to bring the party down before the parliamentary elections.”
“It is the largest party on the political scene,” he added. “No wonder they fear it could sweep it.”
“They forgot that the party took part in devising the roadmap to put Egypt on the right track,” he said. “We work for God and country.”
In a related development, the High Elections Commission received the votes of the Egyptian expatriates on Wednesday to add to the total votes.
The counting will take place immediately after the polling stations close at 9 PM on Wednesday.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm