The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Presidential Elections Date Set

Although the only candidates that have declared their intentions to run for Egypt's presidency are Ayman Nor and Talat Sadat, the government finally, finally, finally set a date for the presidential elections.

Zakariya Azmy, the presidential office's chief-of-staff, said that those elections will be on 7 September 2005 (which is a Wednesday).

Invest in mace now while it is cheap should you wish to venture out of your homes that day.

Hosni Mubarak is expected to declare his candidancy soon (the deadline is 31st of July).

The rumor is that he is waiting for the presidential elections law, participation law, and parties law to pass in parliament and be declared constitutional by the Supreme Constitutional Court.