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Candidacy for Egypt’s Presidential election to be announced early 2018

Fri, Nov. 10, 2017
CAIRO – 10 November 2017: The Candidacy for Egypt’s 2018 presidential election to be announced in February by the National Commission for Elections (NCC), a high-level legal source told Egypt Today on Friday.

“The National Commission for Elections will announce the beginning of the candidacy for the presidential election before February 2,” the source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

The source manifested that the elections’ procedures and schedule are clearly set in accordance with the Egyptian Constitution.

The NCC launched Thursday an official website for both the parliamentary and presidential elections. The new website aims to publish all the resolutions and recommendations pertaining to the elections; in addition to the voting guides for Egyptians inside and outside Egypt.

The Marathon of the Egyptian presidential elections will take place from February till May 2018.

Former presidential candidate and human rights lawyer, Khaled Ali, announced on Monday that he will run for the upcoming presidential elections against the incumbent Egyptian president who has been bulked up by a currently-running supporting campaign titled "To Build It," which was launched back in October and has already garnered over three million signatures.

Many political parties have started their campaigns supporting President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for a second four-year term in office.

To Build It (Alashan Tbneeha ) campaign has announced organizing new supportive conferences to support President Sisi after the World Youth Forum, which is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh city of South Sinai, the campaign member Mohamed Shabaan told Egypt Today on Friday.

“Alashan Tbneeha” (To Build It), is a public campaign that kicked off in September to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term as President of Egypt.
“As founders, we ascertained President Sisi’s loyalty and his keenness regarding fixing the state’s real problems, including the economic situation of the country,” the campaign stated in September.

The statement added that the Egyptian leader didn’t let the possibility of losing part of his popularity among Egyptians stand in his way when he announced the economic reform program.

“He risked everything and stood strong while taking several historical, fateful decisions, trusting that Egyptians will understand the reasons behind them,” the statement added.
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is the sixth president of Egypt. He came to office on June 2014 after the revolution of June 30, which toppled former President Mohamed Morsi, who is affiliated with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt’s National Electoral Commission launched an official website for both the parliamentary and presidential elections. The new website aims to publish all the resolutions and recommendations pertaining to the elections; in addition to the voting guides for Egyptians inside and outside Egypt.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi previously issued a presidential decree to start the formation of the National Electoral Commission as a national independent authority, entitled to supervise the integrity of the electoral process.

Chaired by Chancellor Lashin Ibrahim Mohammed, who also serves as vice-president of the Court of Cassation, the NEC‘s board of directors consists of nine judges from diverse judicial bodies.
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