FILE - Taher Abu Zeid, first deputy chairman of the 'Support Egypt' coalition
CAIRO – 26 January 2018: MP Taher Abu Zeid, first deputy chairman of the ‘Egypt Support’ coalition, which has the parliamentary majority, said that the coalition supports President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for a second presidential term as part of the national conscience.
On behalf of the coalition, Abu Zeid said that supporting al-Sisi is a message of gratitude for his achievement in the first term. “It was a hard and strenuous process,” Abu Zeid stated, adding, “We will not stop filling in [endorsement] forms.”
MP Magdi Morshed, secretary-general of the coalition, said earlier in January that the bloc will use its headquarters nationwide to organize awareness campaigns and mass conferences in support of the president.
Al-Sisi announced on January 19 his candidacy in the 2018 presidential election, scheduled between March 26 and 28 inside Egypt.