Former Army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi officially submitted his papers to run for Egypt’s presidential elections on Monday, around six weeks ahead of the polls.

Lawyer Mohammed Bahaa Abu Shuqa went to the headquarters of the Election Commission in Cairo to present the official documents on behalf of al-Sissi, the campaign said.

To run in the presidential election, candidates need endorsements from 25,000 voters, including at least 1,000 in each of 15 provinces.

Elections are scheduled to be held on May 26-27.

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