Egypt's FM says no restrictions on presidential hopeful

2017-12-02 08:57
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - Egypt's foreign minister says there is no legal reason restricting former air force commander and government minister Ahmed Shafiq from contesting the 2018 presidential elections.

Sameh Shoukry's remarks on Friday came at a forum in Rome just days after Shafiq announced his intention to run.

"I know he's had some issues with the judiciary. I am not sure whether those have been resolved or not," Shoukry said, adding that in principal anyone without pending legal cases is free to run.

Shafiq narrowly lost to Islamist Mohammed Morsi in the 2012 presidential elections.

Prominent rights lawyer Khaled Ali has also voiced his intention to contest the upcoming 2018 elections. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to seek a second term but has yet to announce it.

Read more on:    abdel fattah al sisi  |  egypt  |  north africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.