Egypt opposition leaders call for boycott of Egyptian presidential election

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Published: 2018-01-28 20:37

Last Updated: 2018-01-28 20:37


Anan was arrested after saying he would challenge the president (Anadolu)
Anan was arrested after saying he would challenge the president (Anadolu)
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Five senior Egyptian opposition leaders issued a statement on Sunday announcing their boycott of upcoming presidential elections, saying that the vote had already “lost all credibility.”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been accused of suppressing possible candidates in the March vote; he is thought to be guaranteed to be elected as a president for a second term.

The signatories of Sunday's statement include scientist and former presidential adviser Issam Heggy, 2012 presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, as well as ex candidate for this year's election Muhammad Anwar Sadat.

Anan ,one of the strongest challengers to Sisi, was arrested after being accused of violating military regulations.