Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi submitted on Wednesday his official papers to run for re-elections in the March presidential polls.
His legal representative Dr. Mohammed Bahaeddine Abou Shaqa presented the papers to the National Elections Commission, announced Alaa Fouad, an aide at the authority.
The Commission will continue to receive candidacy requests until January 29.
Sisi had announced earlier on Wednesday the appointment of Mahmoud Karam as general coordinator of his electoral campaign.
Abou Shaqa was appointed his legal representative, as well as the official spokesmen of the campaign, said the president on his official Facebook page.
Sisi had announced last week his intention to run for re-election.