The National Salvation Front (NSF) affirmed that they are committed to submitting “a unified list” in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in a statement read by its spokesman Hussein Abdel Ghany after the NSF’s meeting in Al-Wafd Party headquarters on Saturday.
The statement read the that NSF is committed to forming “a broad national alliance of revolutionary youth to coordinate about issues such as the constitution, elections and draft laws concerned with combating terrorism, freedom of expression and protests, with respect to the sacrifices of our martyrs, who seized the right to freely protest peacefully.”
The NSF also asked the political regime to create lines of communication with “Egyptian revolutionary factions, especially with the NSF.”
The front decided to arrange a meeting between NSF representatives and the revolutionary youth in the Constituent Assembly, with the attendance of Assembly Head Amr Moussa, who is also one of the founding members of NSF. The meeting will discuss the constitution.
The statement affirmed that the NSF will continue being a “political wing for the Egyptian revolution, which represented, along other revolutionary powers, the spearhead that toppled the Muslim Brotherhood regime in the great revolutionary wave of 30 June that was protected by the Egyptian Army; the front will also continue as a political alliance that conjoins all civil political forces to preserve the goals of the revolutions of 25 January and 30 June.”
The NSF is a bloc of multiple liberal and leftist political parties that was formed last year in opposition to former President Mohamed Morsi’s 22 November constitutional declaration, which bulwarked his decisions and replaced the Prosecutor General. The NSF went on to be a main opposition figure to the Brotherhood’s regime.
Recent reports said that NSF will ally with Tamarod (Rebellion) Campaign during the upcoming elections, the latest of which is by Aswat Masriya.
Tamarod Campaign Spokesman Hassan Shahin confirmed that the campaign is holding talks with the NSF regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections. Shahin said that the talks “are going fine”.
Shahin declared that Tamarod’s goal is to form “the broadest nation-wide alliance that includes revolutionary factions under the umbrella of Tamarod.”
Shahin also confirmed that members of Tamarod will run for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The spokesman did not disclose any names, saying that “the electoral lists are not formed yet.”
On 8 October 2013, Tamarod announced that it will run for the parliamentary elections.
According to statements made by Shahin, the campaign, which was the first to call for ousting Morsi, said it would take part in the elections to “carry out the roadmap put forward by the Egyptian people”, in reference to the roadmap announced by General Commander of the Armed Forces Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.