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Presidential Election Commission Officially Announces Candidates

Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission announced the official candidates for president today. Two candidates will run for the position, Hamdeen Sabahy of the Egyptian Popular Current, and Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi – independent and former chief of the military and defense minister who is often cited as leading the ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi.

The candidates will be allowed to campaign from May 3 to May 23 and following two days of electoral silence, elections will take place on May 26 and 27.