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Moussa’s presidential candidacy gives voters choice on the ballot

The beginning of the 2018 presidential elections witnessed various prominent figures demonstrate interest in competing against current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency. Strong figures such as former army chief of staff Sami Anan, rights lawyer Khaled Ali, and former-Prime Minister and 2012 presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik, among others, …

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Wafd Party chairman Badawy to run for president

January 26, 201812:16 pm The Wafd Party’s supreme body held a meeting at the headquarters of a pharmaceutical company belonging to party Chairman al-Sayed al-Badawy in 6 October City, and chose Badawy as the party’s presidential candidate to run against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Wafd Party sources said on Thursday evening. Sources who …

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Breaking: Khaled Ali withdraws from presidential race

January 24, 20187:35 pm Prominent rights lawyer Khaled Ali, who recently declared his intention to run in the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn from the race. In a press conference held at his campaign’s headquarters in Cairo, Ali explained that he had agreed with …

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What are the potential punishments Sami Anan faces after army accusations? 

January 24, 20182:51 pm Egypt’s political climate witnessed on Tuesday unprecedented upheaval when the Egyptian Armed Forces recalled its former chief of staff-turned presidential hopeful, Sami Anan, announcing they are investigating him for “forgery” in his presidential bid, as well as “violating” army rules, and “inciting” against the armed forces, …

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Sisi campaign submits candidacy documents to elections commission

January 24, 201812:40 pm The electoral campaign for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi submitted documents to the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday, seeking a second term for the sitting president. Sisi announced on his official Facebook page that he assigned Mahmoud Karem as the general coordinator for his electoral campaign, and …

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64 NGOs request to monitor Egyptian presidential election

January 23, 20185:13 pm The Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Wali, stated on Tuesday that the National Elections Commission (NEC) had received a total of 64 requests from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to monitor the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, but they must demonstrate support for human rights and democracy in order …

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