Fu­ture of Na­tion adopts cam­paign for Al-Sisi to re­run for pres­i­dency

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics - By Ad­ham Youssef

The po­lit­i­cal party Fu­ture of Na­tion have of­fi­cially adopted a cam­paign sup­port­ing the re­run­ning of Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi for an­other pres­i­den­tial term.

The cam­paign named Al­shan Teb­neha (For you to build it), has an­nounced that it al­ready has head­quar­ters in 13 gov­er­norates.The cam­paign has a pe­ti­tion to be signed by po­ten­tial mem­ber or vol­un­teers. The pe­ti­tion reads,“So we can clear it out of ter­ror­ism;so we can main­tain out lead­er­ship;so we can com­plete our projects; so we can ed­u­cate our chil­dren; so we can counter cor­rup­tion, there­fore I hereby de­mand to the re­run­ning of pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi for an­other pres­i­den­tial term.”

The cam­paign named achieve­ments dur­ing the reign of Al-Sisi such as “the new Suez Canal, new net­work of roads, the rise of eco­nomic growth to 5.6%, de­cline of the bud­get deficit to 10.5%, the rise of the Egypt’s credit rate, of­fer­ing 260,000 job op­por­tu­ni­ties, the con­struc­tion of 67,000 res­i­den­tial units, re­gain­ing Egypt’s mem­ber­ship in the African Union, Egypt’s mem­ber­ship in the Se­cu­rity coun­cil, se­cur­ing mil­i­tary deals with France, China, and Rus­sia.”

The party de­clared that out of its be­lief in “national co­op­er­a­tion… the part de­cided to join the cam­paign and opening its head­quar­ters for the ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Fu­ture of Na­tion has been a sup­port­ive of ev­ery so­cial, diplo­matic, and se­cu­rity de­ci­sions the pres­i­dency takes since Al-Sisi was sworn in of­fice. Most of the party’s crit­i­cal state­ment are di­rected to ap­pa­ra­tus in charge of ed­u­ca­tion, health, and lo­cal af­fairs, but never at­tempt to ques­tions poli­cies made by de­fence, se­cu­rity, diplo­matic, and in­tel­li­gence bod­ies.

The pro-gov­ern­ment party was formed after the 25 Jan­uary Rev­o­lu­tion and was founded by busi­ness­men. It ranked sec­ond dur­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions after the Free Egyp­tians Party (FEP) with nearly 50 mem­bers win­ning seats in the par­lia­ment.

Pres­i­dent-elec­tAb­del Fat­tahAl-Sisi took the oath-of-of­fice be­fore the Supreme Con­sti­tu­tional Court (SCC) on June 2014, be­gin­ning his four year pres­i­dency.

Fol­low­ing the ouster of for­mer pres­i­dent Mo­hamed Morsi in July 2013, then Min­is­ter of De­fence AlSisi had an­nounced a tran­si­tional roadmap.The first step was the pass­ing of a new con­sti­tu­tion in Jan­uary, fol­lowed by pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. Par­lia­men­tary elec­tions are ex­pected in six months.

The pres­i­den­tial elec­tion re­sults were an­nounced on 3 June 2014, with Al-Sisi win­ning 96.9% of valid votes, beat­ing his only con­tender, Nasserist politi­cian Hamdeen Sabahy.

Next year, an elec­tions is ex­pected to take place. How­ever, no can­di­dates have of­fi­cially an­nounced that they will run for the pres­i­dency.

Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi is ex­pected to run for a sec­ond term in the 2018 elec­tions

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