The Al Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon
CAIRO – 29 December 2017: Wael al-Nahas, economic expert, revealed that Al-Jazeera channel had offered him to participate in a documentary film about Egyptian political, cultural, economic and social affairs as well as the human rights cases.
“This film is supposed to defame Egyptian domestic affairs,” Nahas told Egypt Today on Friday.
Nahas added that the Doha-based satellite channel had offered him many times to take part in documentary films.
“Some prominent Egyptian figures will take part in this documentary film,” he uncovered.
He manifested that “Al-Jazeera has prepared a huge campaign against Egypt… Many already flied to Qatar to the Al-Jazeera’s studios, while others preferred to participate while they are inside Egypt.”
“The main purpose behind that campaign is to destabilize Egyptian political sphere,” Nahas stressed.
The National Elections Authority is expected to begin receiving applications for the 2018 presidential elections in late January or early February. The president-elect is expected to be announced by May 3, a judicial source told Egypt Today.
According to Article 140 of the Egyptian Constitution, electoral procedures should begin a minimum of 120 days before the end of the current presidential term and the president-elect should be announced a minimum of 30 days before the end of the previous president’s term. The current presidential term will end in June 2018.
Sisi is the sixth president of Egypt. He came to office in June 2014 after the June 30 revolution, which toppled former President Mohamed Morsi, who is affiliated with the now-outlawed 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 Sisi previously issued a presidential decree to start the formation of the National Electoral Commission as an independent national authority entitled to supervise the integrity of the electoral process. The authority's board of directors consists of nine judges from diverse judicial bodies.