NEA announces electoral symbols of presidential candidates



Thu, 09 Nov 2023 - 05:39 GMT


Thu, 09 Nov 2023 - 05:39 GMT


CAIRO – 8 November 2023: The National Elections Authority (NEA) announced the electoral symbols of the 2024 presidential election candidates.

In a press release, it said that the symbol of candidate Abdel Fattah el Sisi is the star, while that of Farid Zahran is the sun, Abdel Sanad Yamama the palm tree and Hazem Omar the ladder.

The final list of presidential candidates and their symbols will be announced on Thursday, it added, noting that electoral campaigns will start on Friday and that the voting in Egypt will take place on 10-12 December, with Egyptians abroad casting their votes on 1-3 December.

In October, the National Election Authority announced the initial list of candidates who are set to run in the 2024 Presidential Elections two days after nominations closed.

Candidates running in the upcoming elections include incumbent President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who has been in post since 2014 and plans to run for a third term until 2030.

Besides Sisi, those willing to stand in the upcoming elections, scheduled for December, include Farid Zahran, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Head of Al-Wafd Party Abdel Sanad Yamama and Hazem Omar, head of the Republican People’s Party.

Former MP Ahmed Tantawi, the former head of Al-Karama (Dignity) Party, has failed to secure the required endorsements from people. In a press conference on Friday, he said he only managed to obtain about 14,000 endorsements.

Meanwhile, Head of Egypt’s liberal Constitution Party (Al-Dostour) Gameela Ismail announced withdrawing from the presidential race, citing a decision by her party.

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





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