Sabahi daughter says father fought ‘unequal’ election battle
Liberal Hamdeen Sabahi has lost Egypt presidency to the more powerful former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi
Salma Sabahi, the daughter of Egypt's presidential contender Hamdeen Sabahi, said her father fought an "unequal battle with utmost honor” as results of the vote count were announced Wednesday night.
“Thank you Sabahi: you led an unequal battle with utmost honor,” Salma Sabahi wrote on Facebook shortly after partial results showed former army commander Abdel Fattah el-Sisi clearly leading in the crucial election.
“You [Sabahi] gathered us around a dream we had almost forgot … Thank you to all the members of your campaign,” she wrote, vowing to continue “their dream.”
She also congratulated Sisi, who partial results at 7 pm GMT showed to be leading his rival with more than 95 percent of the vote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Sabbahi’s team said it had filed a complaint to the Presidential Elections Commission about “irregularities” it said threatened the credibility of the vote.