CAIRO: The Supreme Electoral Committee issued three decrees outlining the rules and procedures regulating the medical examination of candidates intending to run for the 2014 presidential elections Monday in the state’s official newspaper.
The decrees stipulate that medical examinations are to be carried out by the Ministry of Health.
The examinations will test the physical and psychological well-being of candidates to determine if they will be able to carry out the duties the position of president entails.
The results of the examinations will be announced in reports to be issued by the Ministry of Health’s General Administration of Specialized Medical Boards.
The decrees also stipulate that the medical examination reports must include each candidate’s right thumb fingerprint and recent photos of the candidate. The report is to include the official stamp of Ministry of Health’s General Administration of Specialized Medical Boards.
The decrees enter into force on March 18.
A number of political figures and rights organizations had called on the SEC to issue such decrees to regulate medical examinations for presidential candidates.