حمدين عبد العاطي عبد المقصود صبّاحي وشهرته حمدين صبّاحي (5 يوليو 1954) سياسي مصري. رئيس سابق لحزب الكرامة ويعمل كرئيس تحرير جريدة الكرامة وعضو برلمان سابق ومرشح لرئاسة الجمهورية في انتخابات 2012. له تاريخ في الدفاع عن حقوق المصريين والعدالة الاجتماعية ومناصرة القضايا الوطنية، ناصري الميول.
ولد حمدين عبد العاطي صباحي بمدينة بلطيم محافظة كفرالشيخ بمصر في 5 يوليو عام 1954، لأب وأم ينتميان للأغلبية من المصريين البسطاء، فقد كان والده الحاج عبد العاطى صباحي فلاحاً. عاصر حمدين الأحلام الكبرى للمرحلة الناصرية، إلى أن تلقى مع الشعب المصري والعربي صدمة وفاة جمال عبد الناصر عام 1970، فقرر أن يخلد ذكراه ويحافظ على إنجازاته ويواصل مشروعه فقام بتأسيس رابطة الطلاب الناصريين في مدرسة الشهيد جلال الدين الدسوقى. وقد انتخب رئيساً لاتحاد طلاب مدرسة بلطيم الثانوية. التحق بكلية الإعلام جامعة القاهرة في أعقاب حصوله على شهادة الثانوية.
حمدين صباحي في ثورة 25 يناير
قاد مظاهرة في بلطيم يوم 25 يناير ثم قرر العودة إلى القاهرة فورا مع تصاعد الأحداث يومى 26 و27، ومظاهرات الغضب في يوم 28 انطلاقا من مسجد مصطفي محمود بالمهندسين، ومع بدء الاعتصام في ميدان التحرير والذي استمر لمدة 18 يوم، لم يرغب في الظهور السياسي والإعلامي واكتفي بتبني أهداف الثورة كاملة في كل تصريحاته واجتماعاته وجلساته، ورفض التورط في حوارات ما قبل تنحي مبارك ملتزما برأي الجماهير الثائرة. كان بين اليوم والآخر يذهب إلى ميدان التحرير ليشارك الثوار ويتواجد في كل المظاهرات المليونية التي تمت في تلك الأيام.
Hamdeen Sabahi (Arabic: حمدين صباحى) (born 5 July 1954) an Egyptian politician, the leader of the Dignity Party and a co-leader of the National Salvation Front. An opposition leader during the Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak eras, Sabahi was jailed 17 times during their presidencies for political dissidence. He was an immediate supporter and participant of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Sabahi entered the 2012 Egyptian presidential race in which he finished third place with 21.5% of the vote trailing the second place winner Ahmed Shafiq by a margin of 700,000 votes. Alongside Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr Moussa, Sabahi leads Egypt's liberal opposition against the Islamist government of President Mohamed Morsi.
A well known opposition figure, Sabahi ascribes to Nasserism and in 1996 he founded the Nasserist Karama (Dignity) Party. Sabahi ran as an independent and not as the Dignity Party's candidate. One of the few secular figures without any ties to the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Sabahi has attracted the support of several leading Nasserists. Sabahi is running under the slogan "one of us" which highlights his strong ties with the working class and advocates his socialist aspirations. Sabahi also gained the support of prominent Egyptian figures including writer and political activist Alaa Al Aswany and director and film-writer Khaled Youssef.
Sabahi was born in a small town in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate called Baltim, where he spent his childhood and youth among farmers and fishermen.
On changing the Egyptian Government
- "Every revolution must launch a nationwide revival, this is what political power must be used for, and this is exactly why I am running for president."(Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "I opt for presidential system that limits the power of the president and makes him accountable to the public, the parliament and the judiciary." (Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "What matters is not the number of seats any party wins, but that the elections are run in a free and fair manner ...
The Egyptian people have made it clear that no one will have access to power except through fair and free elections."(Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "The political aspect ... focuses on building a democratic political system based on a new constitution that guarantees rights such as freedom of belief, expression, to peacefully demonstrate, to establish a political party, and freedom of the press."(Majallah Magazine, May 2011)
- "We need change in policies, not faces. We need more democracy and social justice."(Al-Masry Al-Youm, January 2010)
Political culture in Egypt
- "Egypt must remain at the core of the Arab nation. This is its identity and destiny ... the revival of Egypt is not a matter of ideology alone.
We have to have a vision for revival. And my vision leans heavily on the experience of Abdel-Nasser."(Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "I have opposed both Sadat and Mubarak and criticised their policies. Under Sadat and Mubarak, Egypt abandoned its leading role in the Arab world to become a party to the US-Zionist vision for the region. We went from being a country that sides with the poor and stands for social justice to one that believes in open-door policies."(Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "The people are in need for a candidate who will provide them with decent living conditions, must respect religion, but not necessarily of religious origin."(Aswat Masriya, February 2012)
- "Our foreign policy should spell out dignity for Egypt and should be stable in its course. Stronger ties are needed with three main circles: the Arab circle in which Egypt is a key player; the African circle of the Nile Valley; and the Islamic circle involving the Arabs, the Turks, and the Iranians."(Al-Ahram, April 2012)
- "I stand for the best level of cooperation with Iran and Turkey which will allow all three parties to rebuilt their economic and security stances and shall prevent any single party [Israel or the USA] from interfering with the internal issues of other parties."(Hiwar Magazine, February 2012)
- "We share the same sea [with the EU].
The Mediterranean is a lake shared by Europeans and Arabs, thus we need to see the best relationships between both parties."(Hiwar Magazine, February 2012)
- "I appreciate the American people and we are very keen to hold serious talks with them based on equality, not subordination ... Our approach towards western governments and administrations will differ according to our interests under an Egyptian foreign policy that will revive Egypt and raise its international status."(Majallah Magazine, May 2011)
June 3, 2012