Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announces reelection bid

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Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announces reelection bid

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in the country's presidential elections that will take place in March.

Sisi made the expected announcement during a televised conference in Cairo on Friday where he stressed the importance of citizens voting to "preserve the democratic experience that begun four years ago".

"Your participation in the election will be a strong message," he said, before jokingly adding that Egyptians would "become exhausted with me again because Egypt needs every sacrifice".

The presidential vote will be held on March 26-28, with a runoff scheduled for April 24-26, if needed.

Candidates must register between January 20-29.

So far, two candidates have stated their intentions to run: Khaled Ali, a human rights lawyer and opposition leader, and Essam Heggy, an Egyptian space scientist who served as the country's adviser for scientific affairs from 2013 to 2014.

Earlier this month, Ahmed Shafik, former prime minister, backtracked on his stated intention to be a presidential candidate.

The 76-year-old had previously announced his plan to run in an exclusive video message to Al Jazeera.

The New York Times quoted one of Shafik's lawyers, who asked not to be named, as saying that the Egyptian government had forced him to withdraw by threatening to investigate previous charges of corruption against him.

As Egypt's army chief, Sisi became president in 2013 after removing Mohamed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, in a coup. He went on to win by a landslide in the 2014 presidential elections.

Under Sisi, human rights in Egypt have deteriorated, with organisations reporting that at least 60,000 people have been imprisoned since the general came to power.

There have also been reports of forced disappearances and a clampdown on press freedom.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/e ... 10215.html


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Get your fake voting forms ready, think its a foregone conclusion. 1 vote for citizens 200 votes for security and police..... We have seen it all in other non educated Countries before, look at Zimbabwe.... Another waste of time and money.
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"Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announces reelection bid."

I think you mean "reselection" :lol:
"preserve the democratic experience that begun four years ago".
A pretty fleeting experience if you ask me! Now you see it....now you don't.

Egypt has never in its seven millennia of history experienced democracy in the sense we in the West understand it.

Forget it. It would be a recipe for chaos.
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newcastle wrote:
I think you mean "reselection" :lol:

:)))

Egypt has never in its seven millennia of history experienced democracy in the sense we in the West understand it.

Sadly all too true. :(
Carpe diem! :le:
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Honestly Newc. I have not hacked anyone's profile!! :lol:
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