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Khaled Ali ‘not yet decided’ on presidential election withdrawal

Tuesday 23/January/2018 - 07:59 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Hours after media outlets circulated on Tuesday afternoon news about the withdrawal of Khaled Ali from the upcoming presidential elections، Ali's presidential campaign confirmed that no decision has been taken yet.

Ali's Presidential campaign posted on Facebook saying that a meeting will be held in the coming few hours to decide stance on the election.

This came after another presidential hopeful، and former army chief-of-staff Sami Anan was arrested and reportedly now under interrogation by the military prosecution after being accused him of committing a series of "violations and crimes."

Egypt’s upcoming presidential election will take place in late March، officials have announced، with candidate registration to be finalized in January، and a run-off round، if needed، scheduled for April.

The vote is the first presidential poll since 2014 when Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi beat Hamdeen Sabahi in a two-man race.

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