Egypt Independent

Three presidential hopefuls to announce bid within two weeks: Essam Haggy



Three civilian candidates for the upcoming presidential election will be announced within the next two weeks, Egyptian space scientist Essam Haggy said in an interview on Wednesday, while denying his own candidacy for the post.

He also ruled out that former prime minister and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik is one of the potential candidates.

Renowned rights lawyer and former presidential hopeful Kaled Ali announced on Monday his bid to run for president in the elections, scheduled for March or April 2018.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm