Egypt: Alliance of 40 political parties endorse Al-Sisi for another term in office
A grouping of 40 political parties, known as The Egyptian Parties Alliance, has called on President Abdelfattah al-Sisi to seek another term in office, ahead of 2024 presidential elections.
“This endorsement aims to fulfil the aspirations and ambitions of the Egyptian people and to continue the path of development and progress,” the alliance said in a statement after representatives from its members met in a conference on Monday August 28.
“In spite of the challenges and adversities confronted by the Egyptian State, Egypt under the leadership of President Abdelfattah al-Sisi has achieved security, stability, and modernization,” the statement stressed.
To back their call, they shed a light on the alleged development Egypt has witnessed under his presidency.
The alliance includes the Sadat Democratic Party, the Nasserist Party, the Shabab Misr Party, the Arab Socialist Party, the Free Constitutional Party, and the Tahrir Party, “Ahram Online” reports.
Al-Sisi also last week received endorsement from Mostaqabal Watan Party, the country’s parliamentary majority party. The Egyptian President came to power in 2014, after deposing then the democratically elected leader, late Mohamed Morsi. He won another term in 2018 but in 2019, an amendment to the Constitution, which was overwhelmingly approved by the electorate in a popular referendum, changed a presidential term to six years thus allowing the incumbent leader to stay in office till 2024.
So far, Al-Sisi has not made any public announcement about his plans to run for another term or not.