Early look at Egypt’s presidential elections: who is eligible?



Fri, 12 May 2017 - 08:24 GMT


Fri, 12 May 2017 - 08:24 GMT

Egypt's Constitution -Archive

Egypt's Constitution -Archive

CAIRO - 12 May 2017: Egypt’s presidency election is due to start in 2018.

The Egyptian constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of Egypt, including: age not less than 40 years old, Egyptian nationality is a must.

Here are articles of the constitution organizing such requirements:

Article 141: Conditions for candidacy

A presidential candidate must be Egyptian, born to Egyptian parents, and neither he/she, their parents or their spouse may have held another citizenship. They must have civil and political rights, must have performed their military service or have been exempted by the law, and cannot be younger than 40 years old on the day candidacy
registration is opened. Other requirements for candidacy are determined by the law.

Article 142: Conditions for candidacy

To be accepted as a candidate for the presidency, candidates must be
recommended by at least 20 elected parliamentarians, or endorsed by at least 25,000 citizens who have the right to vote, in at least 15 governorates, with a minimum of 1,000 supporter from each governorate.

Other requirements include:

1- Must be a bachelor’s degree holder.

2- Must not have committed any felony or crime involving an immoral act or dishonesty. If convicted, he must have been exculpated.

3- Must not be suffering from any physical or mental illness which would hinder performing his official presidential duties.



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