Notary offices across Egypt’s governorates witnessed moderate turnout on Friday by people wanting to sign forms to authorize presidential hopefuls to run in the upcoming presidential elections. This support (authorization) consists of a form issued by the notary offices across the country. Meanwhile, two campaigns have complained of obstinate employees at the notary offices who refused to issue the authorizations. Khalid al-Balshy, the spokesman for rights lawyer Khaled Ali’s campaign, said that some employees refused to issue authorizations for his candidacy. Sources with the notary office in al-Dakahlia said that the authorizations signed for president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have reached 36,000 since the start of the signing of the authorizations.
Source: Egypt Independent January 13, 2018 09:45 UTC