Egypt's Sisi formally announces he will run for election


Published: 2018-01-24 15:37

Last Updated: 2018-01-24 15:37

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Roya News Source

Egyptian current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ‘s representative has submitted the nomination documents to the election commission, announcing Al-Sisi intention to run for a new term of presidency.

The nomination comes a day after a potentially serious challenger was arrested over criminal allegations.

The Egyptian military arrested on Tuesday a former chief of staff Sami Anan. In a televised statement, the army accused Anan of committing several "irregularities" after he announced plans to run for the election.