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Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

AFP  |  Cairo 

will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, said today.

A second round would be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a conference in

Ibrahim said the commission would accept applications from presidential hopefuls between January 20 and 29.

"The provisional list of candidates and the numbers of their supporters will be published" in state-run newspapers and on January 31, he said.

living abroad are scheduled to cast their votes on March 16-18, and if a second round is held, they would vote again on April 19-21, he added.

The incumbent, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is widely expected to run for re-and win in the first round.

Sisi, a former army chief, was elected in 2014, a year after leading the military's ouster of his Islamist predecessor amid mass protests against his year-long rule.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:55 IST