Egyptian presidential election, 2018

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Egyptian presidential election, 2018
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Candidate Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Khaled Ali Sami Hafez Anan
Party Independent Independent Arabism Egypt Party

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Candidate Mortada Mansour
Party Independent

Incumbent President

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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Presidential elections will be held in Egypt between 26 and 28 March 2018. On 19 January, incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has formally announced he will be running for a second and final term.[1][2] A runoff, if necessary, will take place 19 April to 21 April outside the country and 24 April to 26 April within the country.[3]

Candidates opposing Sisi are Khaled Ali, Sami Anan and Mortada Mansour.

Electoral system

The President of Egypt is elected using the two-round system.[4] The constitution of Egypt requires that election proceedings shall not begin earlier than 120 days from the date of the end of the current presidential term, which ends on 8 June 2018 and the results shall not be announced later than 30 days before the date of the end of the current presidential term.


Supporters of Anan and Ali have faced difficulties in registering pledges for their preferred candidates.[5]


Declined candidates


On 21 January 2018, former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi endorsed Khaled Ali.[11]


  1. ^ "Egypt Sets March Date for Presidential Elections". Associated Press. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term in 2018 presidential elections". Ahram Online. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Rana Mamdouh (8 January 2018). "Electoral authority: Presidential elections to be held in March". Mada Masr. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Arab Republic of Egypt IFES
  5. ^ "Failure to Launch: Egypt Opposition Hits Roadblock on Path to Presidency". Reuters. 21 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Khaled Ali affirms bid for presidency, calling for endorsement submissions on January 25". Mada Masr. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections". Fox News. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Egyptian MP and lawyer Mortada Mansour to run for president in 2018 elections". Ahram Online. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Sadat nephew and Sisi critic drops Egyptian presidential bid". The Guardian. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race". Al Jazeera. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Former Egyptian presidential candidate Sabahi signs endorsement for Khaled Ali's presidential candidacy". Ahram Online. 21 January 2018. 
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