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  • Thursday ,29 May 2014

Nour Party members defy their leaders, boycott elections

By Egypt Independent

Copts and Poliltical Islam


Thursday ,29 May 2014

Nour Party members defy their leaders, boycott elections

Sources within the Nour Party, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the members dfied the instructions of the party leaders to vote for Sisi and boycotted the presidential elections.

Ihab Shiha, head of the Salafi Asala Party, said Borhamy has very limited influence within the Nour Party. “He cannot mobilize more than 100 people,” he said. “He and Bakar and Makhyoun are only interested in their own personal gains.”

Khaled Saeed, spokesperson for the Salafi Front, said the Nour Party can no longer speak on behalf of the Salafis, which Yousry Hammad, vice president of the Salafi Al-Watan Party agreed with. “What is posted on the Internet is but by a handful of Borhamy followers,” he said.

For his part, Borhamy said the party and the Salafi Dawah did all they could to support Sisi. “We organized a door-knocking campaign,” he said.