Grand Mufti Shawky Allam urges Egyptians to participate in the upcoming presidential elections - Courtesy of Dar al-Ifta official website
CAIRO – 26 January 2018: Shawki Allam, the Grand Mufti of Egypt urged the Egyptians to participate intensively in the March electoral vote.
“We want to send the world a message of peace and to show that Egypt is capable in practicing the elections,” Allam said during his weekly program Hwar elMufti (Mufti’s talk) on ON TV live satellite channel.
He further called on Egyptians not to base their decision on political affiliations or race or any other influence, stressing the immorality of the practice of electoral bribes as it goes against the principles of the religion and is considered a legal felony if proven.
Following the withdrawal of Ali’s candidacy from the presidential race and the announced disqualification of the ex Military chief staff Sami Anan, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Wafd Party leader El-Sayyid el-Badawi end up as the only two candidates who run in the presidential election.
The first round of the presidential elections in Egypt will take place between March 26 and 28, and the second round between April 24 and 28, the NEA announced in a televised statement on January 8.