7pm News Wrapup March 13
By THE CAIRO POST

Former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Samy Anan announced that he would not run in the upcoming presidential elections.

One military conscript was killed and three others were injured in a shooting on their bus in East Cairo’s Matariya district.

Coming up:  The Egyptian Press Syndicate is to accept foreign journalists as affiliate members, according to an agreement from the Syndicates board.

News & Politics:

Former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Samy Anan announced that he would not run in the upcoming presidential elections during a Thursday press conference. His announcement saw different reactions from political parties that have varied from praise to criticism to indifference.

 One military conscript was killed and three others were injured in a shooting on their bus in East Cairo’s al-Matariya district on Thursday, military and police sources told Youm7.

The military spokesperson denied that the recent projects announced by the Armed Forces are politically motivated, following a report from Al-Masry Al-Youm that alleged that the Military Engineering Authority will execute the projects in Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s electoral program.

Business:

Egypt’s fourth economic census since statehood is scheduled to be issued by September, a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) official said on Thursday.

In-Depth:

The Rassd News Network (R.N.N) published Wednesday an alleged recording of a call of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, in which he said that the upcoming presidential elections could be manipulated.

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