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Egypt's NEA to start printing 60 million ballot papers for presidential elections

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Feb 2018
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Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) spokesperson Mahmoud El-Sherif said on Wednesday that the NEA is set to start printing 60 million ballot papers for the 2018 presidential elections, which are scheduled for 26-28 March.

El-Sherif added that the NEA has contracted a third party to print the ballot papers.

The spokesman also said that the NEA is set to hand over 15,000 polling stations to the interior ministry, which will be tasked with securing the stations.

El-Sherif also said that the authority will announce the final list of candidates in the presidential elections on 24 February. 

Two candidates have registered to run in the elections; incumbent President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ghad Party leader Moussa Mostafa Moussa.

President El-Sisi, whose current term will end in June, won the 2014 presidential elections in a two-man race with nearly 97 percent of the vote over leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.

The elections are scheduled to start nationwide on 26-28 March, with runs-offs, if they are to take place, scheduled for 24-26 April. 

If no run-offs are necessary, the winner will be announced on 2 April.

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