Egyptians have the opportunity for change in presidential elections: Sisi



Sat, 30 Sep 2023 - 06:39 GMT


Sat, 30 Sep 2023 - 06:39 GMT

CAIRO – 30 September 2023: On the first day of a three-day conference that sheds light on the Egyptian state’s achievements over the past decade, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said citizens have the opportunity for change in the upcoming presidential elections.

The president made the remarks after Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli gave a detailed presentation on some of the state’s achievements under El-Sisi in the "Story of Homeland" conference, only two months ahead of elections, slated for December.

“This is what we have achieved and you have an opportunity for change in the coming elections,” Sisi said.

The president highlighted the state’s construction of the New Suez Canal as one of the achievements made amid the country’s war against terrorism, slander and attempts to spread skepticism among people.

Sisi has not officially announced plans to run for reelection to date. However, tens of political parties and unions have announced support to his potential candidacy, including the parliamentary majority party Mostaqbal Watan.

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 Abdel-Sanad Yamama, head of El-Wafd Party and Hazem Omar, head of the People’s Republican Party.

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

Also, Head of the opposition Egyptian Social Democratic Party Farid Zahran and Head of Egypt’s liberal Constitution Party (Al-Dostour) Gameela Ismail announced readiness to run in the elections.

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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