On Tuesday, the number of candidates who will run for parliamentary elections reached 5,053 since the door for nomination was first opened, according to High Elections Commission on Wednesday.
The candidates include 3,514 independent candidates in addition to another 1,539 candidates belonging to political parties.
Omar Marwan, the committee spokesperson said 212 women submitted their nomination documents. Candidates mainly ranged between 41-50 years old.
A few days ago, HEC extended two more days for submitting nomination documents, closing the door on 19 February.
Edited translation from MENA