CAIRO: Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi are the two official candidates for the presidency, announced the High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) Sunday, following the close of the 20-day nomination period.
A judicial source inside the HPEC told Youm7 the committee is now fact-checking the endorsements of both candidates.
On Saturday, Sabbahi’s campaign handed in 31,100 electoral endorsements from 17 governorates to the committee, while Sisi preceded him in submitting approximately 200,000 endorsements Monday.
The minimum for the committee to consider a potential candidate was 25,000 endorsements.
Mortada Mansour, who was a potential presidential candidate alongside Sisi and Sabbahi, announced during a Saturday press conference that he would withdraw from the race.
Mansour, who is head of Zamalek Sporting Club, announced his bid for the presidency April 6.
The first round of presidential elections is scheduled to take place on May 26 and 27.
There are 15,397 judges and counselors from all judicial institutes distributed among 14,200 sub-polling stations and 352 main polling stations, added the Judicial source to Youm7.
Additional reporting by Ibrahim Kassim