NEA accepts four candidacy applications for presidential election

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Monday 23 Oct 2023

The National Elections Authority (NEA) on Sunday accepted applications from four candidates seeking to run in the upcoming 2024 presidential election, including incumbent President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, according to a statement issued on Monday.

From left to right: Incumbent president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Abdel-Sanad Yamama, head of Egypt s oldest liberal party, the Wafd Farid Zahran, head of the opposition Social Democratic Party and Hazem Omar, head of the People s Republican Party.


The NEA said that it accepted the applications of Abdel-Fattah Said Hussein Khalil El-Sisi, Mohamed Farid Saad Zahran, Abdel Sanad Hassan Mohamed Yamama and Hazem Mohamed Sulaiman Mohamed Omar.

According to the NEA’s statement, the Authority’s Nomination Review Committee concluded in a report that only these four nominations fulfilled the constitutional and legal conditions and requirements for a presidential bid.

In light of the committee's report, the NEA's Board of Directors, after deliberation, issued a decision to accept these requests.

Voting in Egypt will take place from 10 to 12 December. Egyptians abroad will cast their votes on 1-3 December.

The final result will be announced on 18 December if no run-off is required.

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