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Egypt

Electoral Campaign of Sami Anan announces suspension of its activities

Tuesday 23/January/2018 - 03:35 PM
Sada El Balad
Mohamed Emad

The Electoral Campaign of Former Egyptian army chief of staff، Sami Anan announced today that it suspended its activities.

The campaign said on its official page a few hours ago، "because of the statement issued by the General Command of the armed forces a few moments ago... campaign announces the suspension until further notice.”

Noteworthy، the armed forces also announced that it would refer Sami Annan to investigate for running for president without permission، as well as other crimes contrary to military laws.

An army spokesman said in a televised statement that Anan’s announcement was intended to drive a wedge between the armed forces and the Egyptian people، Reuters reported.

The statement said Anan had falsified official documents which stated his military service had terminated، which was required for former military officials to run for election.

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