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Egypt

Former army chief-in staff to run for coming presidential elections

Saturday 20/January/2018 - 04:41 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassanein Tayea
Lieutenant General Samy Anan، Former armed forces chief of staff announced on Friday that he intended to run in the coming presidential election in March.

He also revealed that he has decided to appoint two vice presidents، including former top auditor Hisham Geneina as vice president for human rights and transparency.
Anan said that he would appoint Cairo University political science professor Hazem Hosny as vice president for knowledge، and an official spokesperson.
Anan also called on all state institutions to maintain neutrality in the national elections process.

He added that he’ll submit his candidacy documents to the National Electoral Authority after he finishes all requirements in accordance to military law، as a former army chief of staff، to run.

Presidential elections are set to take place 26-28 March، with candidates required to submit all necessary papers to Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) between 20 and 29 January.

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