CAIRO - 6 December 2023: Preparations are being made to begin the voting process for Egyptians at home in the presidential elections, which is set to take place during three days; December 10, 11, and 12, 2023.
The voting process will be preceded by electoral silence starting at 12 a.m. on December 8, 2023.
At the mean time, political parties and forces are working to intensify their public activities to support their candidates before the start of the electoral silence period.
Some of them also launched campaigns to encourage electoral participation and raise awareness of its importance, and work on it during the remaining period with the aim of addressing various segments of Egyptians.
Politicians confirmed that the 2024 presidential elections are the real beginning of serious political reform, to which the state has paid attention during the recent period and this was strongly crystallized in the national dialogue sessions.
The list includes 4 candidates for the presidential elections, and they are: Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil Al-Sisi, known as Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and his symbol is the star; Muhammad Farid Saad Zahran, who is famous as Farid Zahran, and his symbol is the sun; Abdel-Sind Hassan Muhammad Yamama, who is famous as Abdel-Sanad Yamama, and his symbol is the “Palm Tree,” and lastly, Hazem Muhammad Suleiman Muhammad Omar, who is famous as Hazem Omar, and his symbol is “the ladder”.
Dr. Essam Khalil, head of the Free Egyptians Party, confirms that the party will hold a final conference for its electoral campaign to endorse and support its presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, next Thursday in Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt.
He added in a statement to Egypt Today that the electoral silence will not witness propaganda, but the party will continue to work on encouraging participation in order to inform citizens of the dimensions of the campaign and the extent of benefiting from it, pointing out that the party will use the experience of the campaign in 2014, which had strong momentum due to the impact it achieved.
Khalil added that the presence of 4 candidates for the presidential elections represents the natural political currents of any global election, which are the center-right, the center-left, the center and the left, explaining that it is an important step that consolidates political reform and heralds the real beginning of a more vibrant political life expected after the end of the election.
For her part, Dr. Dina Hilali, member of the Egyptian Freedom Party, said that Egypt is entering a new and distinct phase in its political history with the upcoming presidential elections in 2024, which she said "will be a continuation of the steps the country is taking strongly towards the path of democratic transformation and political pluralism."
She affirmed her confidence that the electoral process will be held in a climate of transparency and integrity, amid the National Elections Authority’s keenness to stand at the same distance from all candidates for the presidential elections, which will be held under full judicial supervision.
Hilali called on all Egyptians to participate in the electoral process in a way that befits Egypt’s status and power, stressing that President Sisi’s candidacy is an important guarantee for completing Egypt’s comprehensive development experience.
The Executive Office of the New Independents Party, headed by Dr. Hisham Anani, held a lengthy meeting that was keen to develop a plan for mobilization and participation, and it was also decided to launch a participant campaign in order to promote and encourage participation and launch it electronically.
Ahmed Salah, Secretary of Youth, stated that the party is concerned with encouraging young people to come out and motivating them to participate in all ways electronically, especially through intensive campaigns to knock on doors and convince young people of the importance of participation.
Meanwhile, the Progressive Youth Union, the youth wing of the Tagammu Party, launched a campaign entitled “We Will All Participate” to urge Egyptians to participate in the 2024 presidential elections.
Alaa Essam, Youth Secretary of the Tagammu Party, confirmed that the party’s youth will follow the presidential elections through a central operations room on election days at the party’s headquarters on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.