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Presidential elections are being held in Egypt between 26th and 28th of May 2014. Only two candidates are in the run: former army general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and left wing candidate Hamdeen Sabahi.
Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign was not only underfunded but faced an uphill battle against the heavy favorite and former army chief, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Despite the low numbers and resources, campaigners and supporters brought high levels of energy to Hamdeen’s events.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's campaign was much better funded than Sabahi’s. The former general’s photos littered the city as campaigners and supporters sought to draw a connection between him, military presidents of the past, and patriotism.
A rally held on May 10, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt for presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi.
Mohammed El Hassan - Supporter
"We are not participating in the elections because it's honorable or because it's an act as they say, we are participating because our goal is to take our presidential candidate to the presidency chair, what is being said about the definite winning of Al Sisi is not true, it is only publicity, but in reality shows a different aspect, in the streets 60% is for Al Sisi
Naglaa Seddak Hussein - Supporter:
I like to participate in the elections as a supporter of Hamdeen Sbbahi t become the president of Egypt, we want him to be the president because he represents the revolutions and the dreams of the rebels, he is the one who will give us our rights and give the rights to the martyrs and to the imprisoned people" According to some sources, women mostly support Al Sisi, what do you think of that matter?
"Well, each person acts according to his beliefs, man or woman, I personally believe that Hamdeen Sabbahi is the one who will support us and make our dreams come true, especially after several Television appearances for Marshal Al Sisi, which led us to discovered that he will not meet our expectations, and he doesn't have solutions for our problems, he has no solutions for the unemployment and living standards"