In a press conference held this afternoon 23 September 2023, the National Elections Authority (NEA) announced that nominations for the 2024 Egyptian presidential elections should be handed to NEA from 5 till 14 October 2023.
The balloting dates were announced to be 1 – 3 December 2023 for Egyptians outside Egypt, and 10 – 12 December for Egyptians inside Egypt.
The press conference was held at the Conference Hall in Nasr City, Cairo, and was presided by Walid Hamza, Head of the NEA.
Egyptian law stipulates that the President of the Republic shall be elected through direct, public secret ballot by voters registered on the voter database, and that every voter must exercise this right in person.
NEA had recently announced announced the rules and regulations regarding candidacy for the presidency of Egypt. These constitute eight prerequisite qualifications for any candidate to run for president.
A candidate must be an Egyptian holding Egyptian citizenship, and born to Egyptian parents. Neither a candidate nor their parents or spouse should hold or have held the citizenship of any another country. He or she should be at least 40 years old at the time of presenting their candidacy.
A candidate must hold a higher education degree, and should be eligible to fully exercise civil and political rights. He or she should not have been convicted of any felony or crime that compromises honour or integrity. He should have completed military service or have been legally exempted from it. The candidate should not suffer from any physical or mental illness that might hinder ability to perform the duties of the presidency.
NEA also announced the procedural rules to submit one’s candidacy. For a presidential candidacy to be accepted, the candidate should be endorsed by at least 20 members of the House of Representatives. Alternatively, they should be supported by no fewer than 25,000 citizens who have the right to vote across a minimum of 15 of Egypt’s 27 governorates, with at least 1,000 supporters from each of those governorates, given that it is prohibited to endorse more than one candidate.
25 September 2023