Egypt rights lawyer to run for president in 2018
A prominent rights lawyer will run for president in next year’s elections, three senior politicians said Saturday. The move is unlikely to seriously challenge the incumbent general-turnedpresident’s campaign but will test his popularity at a time of deep economic hardships and a continuing crackdown on dissent. The politicians said Khaled Ali, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2012, will announce his candidacy in a Monday news conference in which he will also outline his policies. Ali declined a request for comment by The Associated Press ahead of the Monday conference.