Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain

  • Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Electoral Commission, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, center, and members of the commission prepare to give a press conference at the commission headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. The commission announced Monday that the presidential election is to be held March 26-28, with the runoff in April. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO — Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent.