A placard for supporting Sisi for second terim in presidency- Egypt Today- Amr Mostafa A placard for supporting Sisi for second terim in presidency- Egypt Today- Amr Mostafa

Egypt’s 2018 presidential election campaigning kicks off

Sun, Feb. 25, 2018
CAIRO - 25 February 2018: Egypt’s 2018 presidential election campaigning has officially started on Saturday, according to the National Election Authority (NEA) timeline.

The election campaigning will last for 28 days, and will conclude 24 hours before eligible Egyptian voters cast their ballots to choose between only two candidates; incumbent President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Al-Ghad party Chairperson Moussa Mostafa Moussa.

Banners and signs that show support for President Sisi were set in the streets of the capital, particularly downtown. The NEA has set a cap of LE 20 million ($1.1 million) for the election campaigning.

Moussa had previously announced that the party’s members coordinate efforts with the Egyptian Council of Arab Tribes to finalize the electoral program.

Sisi has chosen a star as his symbol in the upcoming presidential election, while Moussa chose a plane as his symbol.

Voting in the 2018 presidential election in Egypt will commence on March 26. Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election between March 26 and 28 in Egypt, while it will begin on March 16 for expats from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in each country’s local time. The winning candidate will be announced on April 2.

 
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