File - Human Rights lawyer Khaled Ali - Official Facebook page
CAIRO - 24 January 2018: Egyptian hopeful presidential candidate, Khaled Ali declared on Wednesday that he will not run for president in the upcoming elections to be held on March 26, 2018.
After a long night of meetings gathered Ali and his campaign, the human rights lawyer held a press conference Wednesday to declare his final stance toward running for president in the 2018 elections, in the light of the latest developments on the Egyptian political scene, deciding that he will pull out of the presidential race.
"We today announce our decision not to enter this race, and will not present our candidacy papers," Ali declared during the conference.
Ali is the second potential candidate who decided to retreat from the presidential bid; on January, 7, 2018, former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik announced that he will not run for president, explaining that he is not "the ideal person to lead the nation at the present moment."