HPEC to consider Sabbahi campaign appeals
Abdel-Aziz Salman, secretary-general of HPEC - YOUM7

CAIRO: The High Presidential Election Commission announced Saturday morning it would consider the appeal submitted by presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi against the decision to extend voting by one more day, Youm7 reported.

The legal advisor of Sabbahi’s campaign, Tarek Nageda, said the campaign had also officially referred an appeal against judges of polling stations that prevented some campaign representatives from entering polling stations, reported Dostor.

HPEC Secretary-General Abdel Azizi Salman said that the commission would settle all the submitted appeals during 48 hours from Saturday, in a phone call to the Mehwar TV channel.

Salman added that Friday was the last day to receive appeals on the decisions of the commission.

The Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies Executive Director Dalia Ziada told Youm7 that Sisi received more votes than Sabbahi, noting that the aim of these appeals is “creating a state of political confusion,” reported Youm7.

Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received 92.8 percent of the votes, garnering 23,265,306 out of 23,999,606 valid ballots while his rival Hamdeen Sabbahi netted 3 percent.

Sabbahi said in a press conference following the end of the presidential election Wednesday that he respects the Egyptians’ choice and conceded his.


Additional reporting by Samar Salama

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