Judges overseeing Egypt’s 2024 presidential elections arrived at polling stations for Sunday vote: NEA

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Dec 2023

The judges who are responsible for overseeing Egypt’s presidential elections in various governorates have all arrived at their designated polling stations, the Executive Director of the National Election Authority (NEA) Ahmed Bendari announced in a statement to the press on Saturday.

File Photo: A woman casts her vote during elections at a polling station in Giza governorate, Egypt. Photo: Reuters


Presidential elections will commence from 10-12 December at 11,631 sub-committees set up across 9,376 polling stations nationwide, according to the NEA.

Voting abroad was held from 1-3 December at Egyptian diplomatic missions across 121 countries.

In his statement, Bendari noted that the judges are currently being provided with the electoral process documents by the heads of the primary courts in the governorates. 

The election authority will announce the final results on 18 December if no run-off is required.

Candidates running for the 2024 presidential race include incumbent President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who is running for a third term in office and whose electoral symbol is a star; and Farid Zahran, the leftist opposition Social Democratic Party candidate with the sun as his electoral symbol.

Other contenders are Abdel-Sanad Yamama, representing the Wafd party with the palm tree as his electoral symbol; and Hazem Omar, the candidate from the People's Republican Party with the ladder as his symbol.

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