Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment, International Medical Centre, and Sheikh Zayed Hospital are ready to receive the applications of potential presidential candidates until January 26, Chairman of Specialized Medical Councils Sector at the Ministry of Health Emad Kazem announced on Sunday.
The official added that all required medical check-ups will be conducted at the expense of the potential candidates.
Up until now, four persons announced their intention to run for the 2018 Presidential Elections. These are incumbent President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, former Chief of Staff Samy Annan, rights lawyer Khaled Ali, and lawyer and President of Zamalek Sports Club Mortada Mansour.
The NEC announced on January 8 the timetable of the 2018 presidential elections. Potential candidates are allowed to submit their applications from January 20 to 29. The final list of the candidates will be announced on February 24.
Voting will take place for three days starting March 26 domestically, while it will begin on March 16 for expats from 9:00 until 21:00 in each country’s local time. The winning candidate will be announced on April 2.
According to Article 140 of the Egyptian Constitution, electoral procedures should begin a minimum of 120 days before the end of the current presidential term, and the president-elect should be announced a minimum of 30 days before the end of the previous president’s term. The current presidential term will end in June 2018.
Electoral procedures consist of receiving and scrutinizing applications and appeals, as well as setting the electoral lists and campaign regulations.
The NEC is an independent institution running all types of elections and referendums in the country, currently chaired by Chancellor Lashin Ibrahim Mohamed, who also serves as vice-president of the Court of Cassation.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is the sixth president of Egypt. He came to office in June 2014 after the revolution of June 30 that toppled former President Mohamed Morsi, who is affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt’s National Electoral Commission launched an official website for both the parliamentary and presidential elections. The new website aims to publish all the resolutions and recommendations pertaining to the elections, in addition to the voting guides for Egyptians inside and outside Egypt.