Egyptians urged to boycott election after candidates withdraw
Monday January 29 2018
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Five Egyptian public figures, including two former presidential hopefuls, have asked voters to boycott the March presidential election. AFP PHOTO | ERIC PIERMONT
Five leaders called for a boycott of the Egypt election scheduled for March.
Presidential hopefuls were either jailed or announced they would not take part in the election.
They condemned "security and administrative practices that the current regime took to prevent any fair competition" in the elections, they said.