Egypt’s Presidential Election: Party leader Farid Zahran gets required endorsement



Fri, 29 Sep 2023 - 05:50 GMT


Fri, 29 Sep 2023 - 05:50 GMT

Head of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party Farid Zahran - File photo

Head of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party Farid Zahran - File photo

CAIRO – 29 September 2023: Prominent opposition politician and head of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party Farid Zahran has obtained enough endorsement to run in the upcoming presidential elections.

Zahran managed to secure 20 endorsements from House of Representatives’ members, which is the minimum number required for a presidential hopeful in order for his candidacy to be accepted.

The opposition is pinning hopes on Zahran in the upcoming elections.

In September, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party said it looks forward to Zahran being the presidential candidate of the opposition Civil Democratic Movement, which the party is part of, and all democratic and civil forces aiming to make secure, peaceful and democratic change.

Meanwhile, Head of Al-Wafd Party Abdel Sanad Yamama and Hazem Omar, head of the People’s Republican Party, have obtained 20 and 44 endorsements respectively.

2024 Presidential Elections

Egyptians will cast their votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections on 10-12 December 2023 locally, while eligible voters living abroad will vote on 1-3 December.

Several leading figures from renowned political parties have announced plans to run for elections, including also opposition political activist and Head of Egypt’s liberal Constitution Party (Al-Dostour) Gameela Ismail.

Also, Ahmed El-Fadaly, chairman of the Democratic Peace Party; former MP Ahmed Tantawi, the former head of Al-Karama (Dignity) Party; and Fouad Badrawi, a former MP and member of the Wafd Party's Higher Council are also among the potential candidates.

Hazem Omar has resigned from the Senate to run for president.

Presidential candidates will submit their nominations in the 10-day period starting 5 October and names of the final candidates and their electoral symbols will be officially announced on 9 November.

Check the full timetable of the 2024 Presidential Elections from here.



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