Pro-Sisi sur­prise can­di­date to stand in Egypt elec­tion

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

Cairo, Egypt - Mussa Mustapha Mussa, who heads Egypt’s lib­eral Al Ghad party that backs Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah al Sisi, said on Mon­day be­fore nom­i­na­tions closed that he will con­test the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

The last-minute sur­prise can­di­dacy comes with Sisi set to romp home to vic­tory and an- other four-year term in the March 26-28 polls.

The run-up to the close of nom­i­na­tions has seen any po­ten­tial op­po­si­tion side­lined, and many mem­bers of Al Ghad, who were once op­po­nents of ousted pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak, are now con­sid­ered Sisi sup­port­ers.

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