Egypt: Sisi officially to run for president

EU to send 150 monitors during May 26-27 presidential election

14 April, 15:30

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, APRIL 14 - Former Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he will run in the country's presidential elections on May 26-27, his legal advisor Mohamed Bahaa Abu Shoka made known Monday.

    The former general put himself forward to the High Electoral Commission after gathering more than the 25,000 signatures required by the Constitution, with State TV saying he gathered some 200,000 signatures and sources close to his campaign putting them at 464,000.

    Leftist politician Hamdin Sabbahi and controversial lawyer Mortada Mansour are struggling to reach the necessary quorum, some Egyptian media reported.

    Political activist Bossayna Kamel also said she intends to run. Under a protocol signed by the European Union and the Egyptial electoral commission, the EU will send a fully autonomous delegation of 150 monitors to Egypt, MENA news agency reported. (ANSAmed).

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