Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission to meet on Monday: source
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CAIRO: The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission will hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the law regulating presidential elections issued by the presidency, a high-level judicial source told Youm7.

The meeting is dedicated to reviewing the arrangements and the necessary preparations for the conduct of the presidential elections, the source said.

The commission is expected to decide when presidential candidates may register their names, which will likely begin on March 19 and last for three weeks, the source said. He added that applications for candidacy must be submitted to the commission.

The source also said the commission will hold voting over two days to provide voters with more time to participate in the voting process.

Presidential elections will take place in the second half of May, and the final list of presidential candidates will be announced 20 days before voting begins, the source said.

The law dictates that the results of the presidential elections will be announced by the commission within the five days following the arrival of all votes from the polling stations, the source said. If there is a runoff between two candidates, the law stipulates that the voting process will take place one week after the result is announced, the source said.

The source added that the commission will set the starting date for campaigning to begin after the announcement of the final list of candidates, which will last until two days before voting date.

In the case of a runoff, campaigning will begin the day following the announcement of the results, until 12 p.m. on the day before the voting takes place, the source said.

Originally published in Youm7.

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