Moussa Mostafa Moussa during a press conference after submitting his candidacy for 2018 presidential election on Monday - Egypt Today/ Hussein Tallal
CAIRO –23 February 2018: Chairman of Al Ghad (Tomorrow) Party and the presidential hopeful Moussa Mostafa Moussa announced that the party’s members coordinate efforts with the Egyptian Council of Arab Tribes to finalize the electoral program.
Moustafa, who announced his presidential bid back in late January, said that his campaign will spread in Egypt’s governorates and villages to speak directly to people about the candidates’ program to prompt them to support him in the March vote.
In press remarks on Friday, Moussa added a special committee, consists of professors and experts in different fields, has been already formed to carefully study and the electoral program to ensure that it puts forward serious and quick solutions to the problems facing the Egyptian people and does not eschew key issues.
The National Election Authority announced that the election campaign period, which starts commonly 9 days before the Election Day, will officially kick off on February 24.
Earlier on Thursday, the two candidates elect each own respective symbol; Moussa picked the symbol of a plane while his rival the incumbent president Abdel Fatah Al Sisi chose the star as his symbol.
Mousa received endorsements from 20 Members of Parliament- the majority of them represent Monufia Governorate- in order to announce his official Presidential bid.
According to the election’s timetable set by the NEA, voting in the 2018 presidential election in Egypt will commence on March 26, on January 8.
Sixty million eligible voters will cast their ballots in the election between March 26 and 28 in Egypt, while Egyptians living abroad will vote between March 16 and 18.