FILE - Moussa Moustafa Moussa during a meeting for Democratic Alliance for Egypt in 2014 - Egypt Today/Karim Abdel-Aziz
CAIRO – 3 June 2018: “President Abdel Fatah al Sisi’s speech was powerful and forward-looking,” said former presidential candidate and head of Al Ghad party Moussa Mustafa Moussa on Saturday.
During a phone call with TEN channel, Moussa said that the Egyptian people needed President Sisi’s speech which was full of optimism and belief in a great future for the Egyptians.
He also said that President Sisi made great accomplishments over the past years, confirming that Egypt is targeted by some enemies that the Egyptian people are capable of fighting.
“In the coming period, I will lead the constructive opposition which works in favor of the Egyptian people because the country needs the cooperation of all political parties,” Moussa added.
In a press conference on April 2, Moussa said he will run for Egypt’s 2022 presidential election after he confessed that defeating President Sisi in the 2018 election was impossible. "Any rival facing Sisi in the presidential race would have obtained a small percentage of the vote," he said.
In the 2018 presidential election, Moussa received 656,534 votes, making up only 2.9 percent of the valid ballots, while President Sisi obtained 97.08 percent of valid votes – more than 21.8 million votes.
According to law, Sisi would not have the possibility to run for a third term, unless a proposed amendment is put before a popular referendum.