In Cairo on Wednesday (14 October) representatives and delegations from various organisations in the United Arab Republic called on Mr.
In Cairo on Wednesday (14 October) representatives and delegations from various organisations in the United Arab Republic called on Mr. Anwar El Sadat the Acting-President to confirm their nomination of him for the Presidency. The Presidential Elections were held today (Thursday 15 October)
Among callers at the Tahra Palace were representatives of the High Council of Universities, led by Dr. N. Bourlesy....the Minister of Higher Education. Youth of the Arab Socialist Union (ASU), the country's only political party, were also present. A delegation from the Organisation of Women was led by Hekmat Abu Zeit.
Mr. Sadat is known to have been favoured by the late President Nasser as a possible successor. Mr. Sadat was installed as Vice-President ten months ago when President Nasser learned of an assassination plot against himself.
Although Mr. Sadat is the only Presidential nomination...he was chosen by the A.S.U. Executive and approved by the National Assembly....polling is necessary under the U.A.R. constitution.
Mr. Sadat has said that he doubts whether it will be possible for him to shoulder the entire burden of presidency on his own, and is expected to set up a form a governmental committee to help with administrative duties. The new President will be sworn-in at a special ceremony on Saturday (17 October).