Egypt Announces Presidential Vote On December 10-12
Ijaz Ahmad Published September 25, 2023 | 11:02 PM
Egypt will hold a presidential vote on December 10-12, the election authority said Monday, with the winner to be announced by December 18
Cairo, (UrduPoint/APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-Sept 25th, 2023) :Egypt will hold a presidential vote on December 10-12, the election authority said Monday, with the winner to be announced by December 18.
Experts had predicted Sisi would move forward the 2024 election, ahead of a possible switch to a flexible exchange rate that could exacerbate social tensions.
Sisi was first elected in 2014 after leading the ouster of elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, and then won a 2018 vote in a landslide against one of his own political allies.
Presidential hopefuls can apply from October, and the list of candidates is to be finalised by November 9, said Walid Hassan Hamza, chairman of Egypt's National Election Authority.
The vote comes at a time Egypt's Currency has lost half its value since March 2022 and inflation reached an all-time high of 39.7 percent in August.
The government has kept the exchange rate pegged since early this year.