The Egyptian army funded many Egyptian political parties and youth coalition groups in order to stand against the Muslim Brotherhood in the elections, Egyptian security expert and researcher Sameh Al - Yazel revealed. Speaking to the Egyptian TV channelCBC
, Al-Yazel said the army paid millions of Egyptian pounds for these parties and youth coalition groups in order to be able to affect the public opinion. He said many of these bodies are active until today, but refused to mention names. Al-Yazel also said that the army supported these bodies, which called for the expansion of the transitional period in order to take their time to “organise or reorganise” themselves. He said: “They [the army] said they [Muslim Brotherhood] are the only well-organised party; therefore they will sweep the elections.” Al-Yazel explained this is what caused the army to take these measures.