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NEC Announces the Timetable of Egypt’s 2018 Presidential Elections

NEC Announces the Timetable of Egypt’s 2018 Presidential Elections

Egyptians cast their ballots at a polling station during the first round of the parliamentary election, in Fayoum, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Eman Helal)

Egypt’s National Electoral Commision (NEC) announces the timetable of Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections in addition to details of the electoral process.

Egyptians living in Egypt are invited to vote in the presidential elections on a period of three days 26, 27, 28 March 2018 while Egyptian living abroad to vote on 15 March 2018.

The results of the first round to be announced by 2 April 2018. Egypt’s presidential elections final results to be announced on 1 May 2018.

Three candidates have announced intentions to run for the 2018 presidential elections. Human rights defender Khaled Ali announced in November plans to run for president. Ali is the first person to announce the intention to run for the presidency.

Egypt’s former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq told Reuters that he intends to run for president in the upcoming presidential elections; however, he said on 7 January that he is no longer running for the presidency, according to a statement he released on Twitter.

Also in November, Colonel Ahmed Konswa announced that he is running for the 2018 presidential elections making him the third candidate who announces his intentions.

Konswa has been sentenced to six years in prison after announcing that he is running for Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections and he has been charged with violating rules of the military and expressing political opinions.

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