Sisi undergoes medical tests required for presidential running

Tuesday 01-04-2014 02:20 PM
Sisi undergoes medical tests required for presidential running

A woman kisses a poster of Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as people celebrate after Al-Sisi declared his candidacy for a presidential election, at Tahrir Square in Cairo March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


CAIRO, April 1 (Aswat Masriya) Potential presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi started taking the medical tests required to run for presidency early on Tuesday, his campaign said. 

According to Egypt's presidential elections law, only an official report from the health ministry's special medical committees will be taken into account in regards to the physical and mental health of candidates. 

The committees will have to prepare reports on whether the candidates are fit for presidency or not. 

Candidates must have a higher degree in education, must have never been convicted, even if rehabilitated, and must be physically and psychologically fit. 

The medical tests take an entire week, including the appeals. 

The medical examination consists of four committees; eye experts, psychological and neurological experts as well as experts for internal diseases and surgeons. 

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