Presidential hopefuls could present credentials through agent: NEA

Source : ET


The National Election Authority’s executive director Alaa Fouad said that the presidential candidates could present their credentials for themselves or through agents.

The agents should have official authorizations from their nominees, Fouad added

The NAE also approved requests from certain NGOs to monitor the election. The organizations include the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights, Parents for Transparency and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR).

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

The final list of the candidates will be announced on February 24; the deadline for any candidate to retract their candidacy is March 1. The primary results of the first round of the election will be announced on March 29, when decisions on appeals submitted by candidates, if any, will be made.

If no candidate obtains the majority of votes, a three-day run-off round will commence in Egypt on April 24, and on April 19 abroad. The name of the winning candidate is set to be announced on May 1.

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