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Pro-Democracy National Alliance Statement on Show Presidential Poll
Pro-Democracy National Alliance Statement on Show Presidential Poll
Only 4% of eligible Egyptian expatriate voters cast ballots in the illegitimate elections, compared with 44% in the democratic elections that brought in President Morsi in 2012.
Wednesday, May 21,2014 14:00

To all honorable patriotic Egyptians living outside the homeland…

You honored your promise and answered the call of the martyrs, teaching coup commanders and collaborators a hard lesson they will never forget, as you took positive action to boycott the fraudulent presidential poll overseas. You told the whole world that Egypt fully boycotts the illegitimate vote, rejects the military coup, and supports democratic legitimacy and the restoration of the democratic path.

Revolutionary Egypt appreciates and praises your first strike against the treasonous putschists. Egyptian revolutionaries everywhere in Egypt rejoice as they witness the first signs of victory on the road to total triumph and the complete defeat of the coup.

The Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance followed the farce of the illegitimate election abroad, in which coup authorities opened the door wide for all voting irregularities: no proper procedures or even essential pre-registration, allowing eight million Egyptians – residents, visitors and even transit passengers – to cast "null and void" ballots.

This farce amounted to broad daylight fraud, with no database or list of eligible voters. Nevertheless, patriotic Egyptians taught the putschists and their collaborators a hard lesson. Less than three hundred thousand voters cast ballots – according to the putschists' own figures. But even this exaggerated official figure is less than the number of votes in the 2012 real presidential election. Only 4% voted in this illegitimate poll, while 44% voted in the 2012 presidential election, in the first round.

This 4% vs 44% turnout is a clear sign that you stand firm in defense of the freedom of your homeland, although this illegitimate presidential vote took place over four days compared with only two for the 2012 election that brought in President Morsi. Their total defeat will be further substantiated and the lesson will be completed on the land of Egypt, God willing, with exceptionally low turnout.

In addition to your effective boycott, the farce of the illegitimate poll was marred by the traitorous coup authorities resorting to very old and naive tricks and maneuvers, including repeated voting, collective ballot casting, forcing Egyptian workers in Gulf states to vote under threats and menaces, in addition to playing on allusions of sectarianism, using sectarian fervor to force voters to come out, and allowing voting for residents and travelers on two-day visas. All these extreme tactics and naive maneuvers confirmed to the whole world the invalidity of the poll procedures and all consequent actions and results.

To all free and loyal Egyptians in the beloved homeland…

Take up the banner of the blood ballot boycott within Egypt. Complete the revolutionary march will all strength and selfless devotion. Step up your efforts to win over new sectors of society for the boycott of the sham elections, so we may regain our freedom and restore the January 25 Revolution.

Remember that coup authorities are now begging for votes, only to turn against all voters after legitimizing their putsch through the show election. We call on Egypt's Christians who are committed to the teachings of Christ, peace be upon him – the descendants of the national leader Makram Obeid, not to be fooled by the putschists' tricks who can not care less for any factions of the whole people of Egypt. The putschists and their candidates honor no promises or pledges.

To the families of Egyptian heroes: martyrs, detainees and the wounded…

You're in our hearts and our thoughts. You are the icons of the Revolution. The free revolutionaries will never let you down, and will never stain their hands with blood. The Revolution is going from strength to strength, and will continue until it achieves all the demands. It will certainly hold to task all murderers and oppressors trying to legitimize their power-grab with a sham presidential election to protect themselves from inevitable punishment. However, the end of all falsehood is onto them.

Boycott the blood ballot... Down with the murderer, the 'extras' and the entire coup.

The Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance

Cairo: May 19, 2014

tags: Boycott / Coup / Anti-Coup / Egyptian People / Revolution / Elections / January 25 / Egyptians / Pro-Democracy / Pro-Legitimacy / Military Coup / Peaceful Demonstrators
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