Egypt's Sisi submits nomination papers for 2018 re-election bid

Egypt's Sisi submits his presidential candidacy documents to the NEA

Egypt's military detained a retired general for questioning on Tuesday, announcing an investigation into his bid to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in an election scheduled for March.

The Commission will continue to receive candidacy requests until January 29.

Now Mr. Mubarak is in peaceful retirement, having been released from custody past year, while numerous revolutionaries who helped topple him are in Mr. Sisi's jails, their hopes for democracy apparently dashed for now.

Since el-Sissi led the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, the government has arrested thousands, mainly Islamists as well as secular pro-democracy activists.

The statement also said that Anan was seeking to divide the armed forces and citizens.

Anan's son Samir Anan said late on Tuesday they had not heard from his father since his detention and did not know whether he was still at the Military Prosecutor's office or had been moved elsewhere.

Also Wednesday, Amnesty International said Annan's arrest was an attack on rights to public participation and freedom of expression.

The Armed Forces General Command said the 69 year-old had pursued his election bid without prior approval from the military, and accused him of "explicitly inciting the armed forces" in his declaration speech on Saturday.

With Annan out of the race, only one serious potential challenger is left: Prominent rights lawyer Khaled Ali.

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"We've reached a state of madness in Egypt", said Al-Shal, the office manager.

"We urge the authorities in Egypt to ensure that the election campaign is conducted in a credible, inclusive, peaceful and participatory manner in full compliance with the existing law", Dujarric said.

The Armed Forces said Anan's announcement "constituted clear incitement against the armed forces with the intention of driving a wedge between it and the great Egyptian people".

Earlier this month, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said he was dropping out due to his prolonged absence from Egypt. Shafiq also served as air force general before fleeing to the United Arab Emirates in 2012. He blamed the country's problems on Sisi's "wrong policies".

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who declared his intentions to run for a second term on Friday is considered the first candidate officially to present his candidacy papers.

If Sisi remains the only candidate in the race, the March vote will be a referendum.

A statement by the campaign of former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan says it is suspending its activity indefinitely following a statement by the armed forces listing an array of serious allegations against him.

Ali could be disqualified as he had received a suspended three-month jail term last September over an obscene hand gesture he reportedly made after winning a court order challenging the government.

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