There are 23 potential candidates for the coming Egyptian presidential elections including former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his son Gamal Mubarak, according to Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Also intending to run are President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, Hamdeen Sabahi, the lawyer Khalid Ali who was found guilty of violation public decency, Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat – who announced he had dropped out earlier this month – as well as former President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak and his son Gamal Mubarak.
President of Zamalek Football Club, Ahmed Mokhtar and Lieutenant General Sami Anan, former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, are also potential candidates.
On Tuesday the documentation offices of the Real Estate Authority in Cairo were, for the eighth day in a row, receiving applicants for the presidency. Dozens of women attended the documentation offices in Sayyidah Zaynab, Khalifa, and Old Egypt to support the presidential candidates.
So far a number of candidates have officially announced their intention to run for the next elections in March, including Khaled Ali, Sami Anan, Mortada Mansour, and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik before announcing his withdrawal from the elections.
The Egyptian Constitution requires all those who wish to run for the Presidency of the Republic to obtain 25,000 power of attorneys from at least 15 Egyptian governorates, or a recommendation from 20 MPs.