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Mousa says will contest Egypt’s presidential polls
January 30, 2018
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CAIRO: Mousa Mostafa Mousa, who heads Egypt’s liberal Al Ghad party, said on Monday before nominations closed that he will contest the presidential election.

“I am finishing up with some remaining matters and will then go to the National Election Authority to present my candidacy,” Mousa said.

He said he had gathered more than the necessary endorsements to stand.

Under Egyptian law, presidential hopefuls must collect endorsements from at least 20 lawmakers, or at least 25,000 registered voters, with a minimum of 1,000 signatures from each of at least 15 provinces.

Mousa would be the only other candidate to Sisi after all other possible challengers either ruled themselves out or were subjected to legal proceedings.

Last week, media reports said Sayed Al Badawi, leader of the old liberal Al Wafd party, was a potential candidate. But he withdrew on Saturday and announced his backing for Sisi.

In the 2014 election, the official results showed that Sisi had secured 96.9 per cent of the votes.

Attackers held

Meanwhile, Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of three men pending an investigation into an attack on a former anti-corruption watchdog chief, state news agency MENA said.

The men were charged with thuggery, robbery and destruction of private property among other charges, MENA said.

Hisham Genena had just left his home on Saturday morning in a suburb outside Cairo when two cars stopped him and a group of men attacked with knives and sticks, his family and lawyer said.

His lawyer, Ali Taha and family described the attack as a failed kidnapping attempt.

Genena is being treated at a hospital for a bleeding eye and several fractures.

Genena had been working to elect former military Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan, the last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Sisi in polls slated for March.

Anan’s campaign was abruptly halted after he was arrested last week and accused of running for office without military permission.

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