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State-controlled labor federation campaigns for Sisi

Cairo Post

ETUF supports Sisi’s nomination to run in presidential election

April 6, 2013

CAIRO: In its meeting Saturday the general assembly for the Egyptian Trade Union Federation demanded that all ETUF headquarters be open to act as operation rooms for Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s presidential campaign, Youm7 reported.

 ETUF Treasurer Gamal Ukby authorized the councils’ leaders to mobilize workers and gather official mandates to support Sisi’s nomination in the upcoming election.

Gebaly al-Maraghy, ETUF’s head, said there is a necessity to motivate workers to participate in the upcoming presidential, reported Al-Ahram newspaper Saturday.

The ETUF will form committees to execute a plan for promoting Sisi’s presidential campaign, which would include creating promotional material such as signs.

*Additional reporting by Ashraf Zazoo.

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