Egypt rights lawyer to run for pres­i­dent in 2018

The Progress-Index Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.