News

Rights Lawyer Khaled Ali Announces Planning the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign

Rights Lawyer Khaled Ali Announces Planning the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign

Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali. AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian rights lawyer Khaled Ali announced, in a press conference on Monday, plans to run for president in the upcoming presidential elections.

Scheduled to be held in June 2018, Ali becomes the first person to announce the intention to run for the presidency. However, multiple others have declared their intentions to run for president next year, including former MP Anwar Al-Sadat.

Egypt’s current president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi hasn’t announced yet whether he will run for president next year or not.

Ali is one of the most prominent opposition figures in Egypt. He publicly challenged the Egyptian government when the latter approved the maritime borders deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, whereby the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir were transferred to the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia.

It was widely thought that Ali would be banned from nominating himself after he had been detained on charges of making an obscene hand gesture in front of the State Council.

Ahead of his press conference in the premises of al-Dostour party, Ali said in a statement that security forces raided a printing house that had papers pertaining to the press conference. However, he said that this raid will not deter him from holding the press conference.

Security sources denied the claims of Ali.

In a separate statement, Ali pointed out Egypt’s social, economic, political, and security problems that, he said, is a result of al-Sisi’s ruling, promising that they would all be solved.

The rights lawyer had previously nominated himself in the presidential elections that were held in 2012. However, he couldn’t make it to the runoff.

Remains of First Hellenistic Gymnasium Discovered in Egypt’s Fayoum
'Iqraaly' Platform to Expand its Online Audible Presence on both Android and IOS

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Two Egyptians Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List for 2018

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 22, 2018

Former Army Chief of Staff Sami Annan Declares Presidential Bid

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 20, 2018

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Announces Intention to Run for Second Term

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2018

Music Against Cancer: Zamfir to Hold Concert in Cairo for Cancer Patients

Menna A. FaroukJanuary 17, 2018

Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat Will Not Run for Presidency, Slams Egypt’s Presidential Elections

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2018

Two New Female Ministers in Egypt’s Limited Cabinet Reshuffle

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 14, 2018

Egypt’s Nour el-Sherbini Wins the Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters

Maydaa Abo El NadarJanuary 14, 2018

‘I Will Block Facebook’: MP Mortada Mansour Announces Presidential Candidacy

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.