Campaigns of pro-revolution ex-contenders Hamdeen Sabahi, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Khaled Ali described the results of the first round of Egypt’s presidential election as an “insult” to the people, as they are marred by violations.
In a Monday press conference at Sabahi’s campaign headquarters, the three campaigns agreed that the results insult the aspirations of the people and the revolution.
Competing in the runoff of the election, scheduled for June 16 – 17, are the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi and former Mubarak aide Ahmed Shafiq.
Ali’s campaign representative Malek Adli listed the violations that took place; votes of deceased citizens, lack of secrecy and miscalculation in the vote sorting – proven in the finding of voting cards outside of polling stations.
Meanwhile, Aboul Fotouh’s campaign attorney Khaled Gamal said on behalf of the three campaigns that “the people will not tolerate anything other than freedom and dignity. One violation out of the ones listed is enough to invalidate the entire electoral process in any other country”.
Gamal went on, “We file this appeal, not before the Presidential Elections Committee, the ruling military council or any other authority. We file this appeal before the Egyptian people”.
He added that any free man shall refuse to accept such results, marred by violations, and that they tried all legitimate and constitutional means before appealing before the people.
Farouk Sultan, head of the Presidential Elections Committee, said in a press conference last Monday that all filed appeals do not undermine the results of the election.