The representative of the centrist party «al-the Reptile» Musa Mustafa Musa was the only Egyptian politician, who became the competition President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential elections that will take place at the end of March 2018.
The party to which the candidate belongs, has consistently supported al-Sisi, and indeed Musa spoke in support of his candidacy. Therefore, his nomination was largely a surprise.
However, candidate arrived to the Central election Commission 15 minutes before the expiry of registration, provided the signatures of 26 members of Parliament and 47.000 Egyptian citizens.
Political opponents have accused Moses that he is a puppet of the authorities, and the purpose of his nomination is to create the illusion of alternatives. The applicant rejects these statements.