Submitting for candidacy in Egypt 2024 presidential elections 5-14 October: Election authority

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Sep 2023

Egypt’s National Election Authority (NEA) announced in a press conference on Monday that those seeking to run in the 2024 presidential election can submit for candidacy from 5 to 14 October 2023.

The National Elections Authority Councillor
The National Elections Authority during the press conference on 25 September 2023.


Speaking at the press conference, Walid Hamza, the head of the NEA, announced that voting in the 2024 presidential election in Egypt will take place on 10,11,12 December 2023, with Egyptians abroad to cast their votes 1,2,3 December 2023.

In case of a runoff, the vote will take place on 8,9, and 10 January 2024 inside the country and on 5,6, and 7 January 2024 outside the country, said Hamza.

These elections will be held under full judicial supervision, added Hamza.

Presidential candidates must secure endorsements from 20 MPs or 25,000 registered voters across at least 15 governorates, with a minimum of 1,000 endorsements from each governorate.

Seven political figures have revealed their plans to compete in the upcoming elections.

Last week, Gameela Ismail, chairwoman of the liberal Dostour (Constitution) Party, and Farid Zahran, chairman of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party, announced their intentions to run.

The others are Abdel-Sanad Yamama, head of the Wafd Party; Fouad Badrawi, a former MP and member of the Wafd Party's Higher Council; Hazem Omar, head of the People's Republican Party; Ahmed El-Fadaly, chairman of the Democratic Peace Party; and Ahmed Tantawi, a former MP and former head of the leftist Al-Karama (Dignity) Party.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, whose term ends in 2024, has not officially announced his intent to run for a third term, although several political parties have urged him to do so.    

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