election FAQ

Elections in Egypt: 2018 Presidential Election


Egyptians will vote for their next president from March 26-28, with out-of-country voters heading to the polls first on March 16-18.

These elections will be the first conducted by the National Election Authority (NEA), which was established in 2017. On February 24, the NEA announced that current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Moussa Mostafa Moussa, chairperson of the Ghad Party, would be competing in the presidential polls.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Egypt: 2018 Presidential Election. IFES FAQs include:

  • What electoral system will be used in this presidential election?
  • What is the mandate of the National Election Authority?
  • Will there be local and international observers for the presidential election?
  • What are the main rules governing electoral campaign financing?