The Egyptian opposition actor and contractor Mohamed Ali has predicted that a
new revolution will break out in Egypt.
“We have a revolution in January,” said Ali, who resides in Spain, stressing that
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi feels the revolution against him and is now confused.
Next month marks the ninth anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution,
which toppled Hosni Mubarak.
He added: “During the coming period, I will show you to what extent al-Sisi and
his regime are confused.”
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Ali renewed his document, the Egyptian
Consensus, which he announced on Friday, describing it as an initial, not final,
The famous businessman did not explicitly say that the next revolution will be in
January coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 revolution, but observers
expect the opposition will try to use this occasion to launch new protests.
Ali previously announced that after the referendum on the document and its
approval by the Egyptians, work to topple al-Sisi would begin.
During the past years, the January 25 revolution anniversary witnessed popular
demonstrations, but it was also met with a widespread security alert.
According to what Ali previously announced, after it is completed the Egyptian
Consensus document will be presented in an electronic referendum to the
Egyptians to ensure the return of freedom, dignity, and justice to the people.
Ali said: “The majority of national parties, groups and currents are in a state of
severe exhaustion from continued targeting by the regime.”
He pointed out that he had met with leaders and heads of political parties, as well
as representatives of national currents, to find common points of action within
the framework of the Saving Egypt plan.
Ali expected that some political forces would fully accept this document, and
others would accept half of its items or less.
He considered that “the difference of opinion is natural, but cooperation and
action to save Egypt is the national duty of everyone, especially since the arrival
of General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to power after a coup he carried out against an
elected president, who is the late President Mohamed Morsi.”
The document called for “the release of political prisoners and detainees on the
basis of fabricated cases… and for dropping these cases, and canceling all unfair
dismissal decisions, and decisions to confiscate money and property.”
The document concluded by stressing the importance of reviewing foreign
agreements made by the current system, which would cede the land of Egypt,
waste its natural resources, and waste the Nile waters.
Observers say that this document is a repetition of all that is known and already
agreed, and that it has no value. But opponents say the importance of that
document is that it unites the opposition again against General Abdel Fattah al-
The state of unity between the opposition forces in the January 2011 revolution
was the main reason for the overthrow of Mubarak’s rule.
But it is difficult to guess how the security forces will react to any possible
demonstrations next January, especially since thousands were arrested after rare
protests last September.