The campaign of former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh has said it would support Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy in the runoff presidential election slated for 16 and 17 June.
In a statement, the campaign said that after taking the opinions of campaign members across Egypt over the past two days, it was decided that the campaign would prioritize bringing down candidate Ahmed Shafiq by voting for Morsy.
Several revolutionary powers and activists have called for allying with Morsy to oust Shafiq, the last prime minister under Mubarak, from the presidential race. In addition, some have suggested the formation of a presidential panel to rule the country, but negotiations in this regard have failed.
The Brotherhood had dismissed Abouel Fotouh from the group after he announced he would run in the presidential election, despite a preceding decision by the group not to field a candidate.
The campaign said it would proceed with legal and popular efforts to bring down Shafiq.
The campaign also reiterated its call for Morsy to issue a written pledge reassuring political groups that the Brotherhood will not monopolize power if he is elected.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm