Egypt's Sisi officially submits bid for president: spokesman
Published on Apr 14, 2014 8:07 PM
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesman said.
Sisi, who is riding on a wave of popularity after ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi in July, is widely expected to win the May 26-27 election.
The 59-year-old had declared his intention to run for president in late March.
"Lawyer Abu Shoqa submitted the required documents on behalf of Sisi that include endorsements by citizens, medical reports, and an application for his candidacy," Ahmed Kamel told AFP.
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