Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi secured endorsements from 424 parliament members and 1.13 million citizens at notary offices to run in the upcoming presidential elections, the National Election Authority (NEA) said on Saturday.
According to the law, any citizen willing to run for president must first obtain endorsement from at least 25,000 citizens in 15 or more governorates in order for their candidacy to be accepted.
Instead, a citizen can run for elections in case he managed to secure endorsement from 20 or more members of the House of Representatives.
Thousands of citizens gathered at the notary offices over the past week to issue endorsement forms for figures willing to run for president in the upcoming elections.
Egyptians will cast their votes on 10-12 December 2023 locally, while eligible voters living abroad will vote on 1-3 December.
Besides Sisi, several leading figures from renowned political parties have also announced plans to run for elections, including Head of Egypt’s liberal Constitution Party (Al-Dostour) Gameela Ismail.
Ahmed El-Fadaly, chairman of the Democratic Peace Party; former MP Ahmed Tantawi, the former head of Al-Karama (Dignity) Party; and Farid Zahran, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, are also among the potential candidates.
Moreover, Head of Al-Wafd Party Abdel Sanad Yamama and Hazem Omar, head of the People’s Republican Party have secured the required endorsements to run in the elections.
Check the full timetable of the 2024 Presidential Elections from here.
Source: Egypt Today