Friday, May 07, 2021 | Ramadan 24, 1442 H
clear sky
weather
OMAN
38°C / 38°C
EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Egypt sets presidential election date

1218110
1218110

CAIRO: Egypt will hold a presidential election on March 26-28, with the incumbent Abdel Fattah al Sisi widely expected to seek a second term in office. Sisi, who won a landslide victory after he led the military overthrow of president Mohamed Mursi of the Brotherhood in 2013, has yet to announce his candidacy.


Candidates must submit their official bids to the commission between January 20-29.


Announcing the date, the national election commission said a run-off would be held on April 24-26 if needed.


It will be Egypt’s third election since the 2011 uprising which ended Hosni Mubarak’s long rule.


Sisi’s most serious potential challenger, former prime minister Ahmed Shafik, recalled his candidacy on Sunday saying his time back in Egypt has led him to reconsider the decision.


Shafik returned to Egypt from the United Arab Emirates in December after announcing his intention to run, setting off a firestorm of criticism from the media.


“Exercise your right to run for office and vote, do your duty of choosing the president of your country, your voice will certainly make a difference,” Lasheen Ibrahim, the judge heading the commission, said at a news conference in Cairo.


First round results will be announced on April 2 and, in the event of a run-off, on May 1.


SHARE ARTICLE
Most Read
No Image
Supreme Committee announces new restrictions Fuel prices for May announced in Oman CAA makes statement on flights from India Heavy rains lash parts of Oman
FOLLOW US
arrow up
home icon