Egypt Press Review: March 28
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Youm7 press

Youm7

Colonel General Sedki Sobhi sworn in as new Minister of Defense before interim President Adly Mansour. Mahmoud Hegazy was appointed to Chief of Staff with a presidential declaration.

Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memesh said the legislation for the Suez Canal development project will be finished by April 15.

Also:

·        Cabinet decides to demolish National Democratic Party headquarters and provide its land to the Grand Egyptian Museum’s garden.

·      Prosecution: Former President Hosni Mubarak made private property out of people’s funds.

·      Several political parties and factions welcomed former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s bid for president.

 Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Cabinet spokesperson Ihab Badawi said interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab presented to President Adly Mansour the Cabinet’s suggestions to secure and ensure the integrity of the upcoming presidential elections.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said Egypt’s water security is a national security issue and Egypt has prepared a case regarding the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam with an explanation of Egypt’s stance and facts.

Also:

·      U.S. President Barak Obama is to visit Saudi Arabia Friday.

·      Minister of Environment Laila Iskander: Egypt will not go back to using coal for power.

·        Minister of Finance Hany Kadry: The total deficit declines to six percent.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Cairo University head Gaber Nassar said security forces are present on campus to end Muslim Brotherhood student protests because the university does not have the ability to prevent the protests.

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi welcomed Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s decision to run for president and said the elections should be “clean, clear, democratic.”

Also:

·      Central Bank of Egypt: National plan set to support micro and small projects.

·      Marches spread across Egypt led by citizens celebrating Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s decision to run for president.

·      Misr Al-Qawia Party: Egypt has become a military state and Sisi is likely to win.

·      Muslim Brotherhood protests before the Ministry of Defense.

·      1,026 Muslim Brotherhood members referred to Criminal Court in Minya and Beheira.

·      Post office strike escalates and spreads through Cairo and Giza offices.

 Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

The National Council for Human Rights and other rights groups filed a report with Attorney General Hisham Barakat against Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, the Azbakeya police station director and Abu Zaabal prison director for randomly arresting 70 citizens and torturing them.

Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission member Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek said the commission will hold a meeting Sunday to decide the date for presidential candidacy registration and to set voting dates for citizens in Egypt and abroad.

Also:

·      Newly appointed Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi attends Cabinet meeting for the first time.

·      Post office workers called for a protest before Cabinet headquarters.

·      The prosecution demands the maximum penalty for Hosni Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa over a breach of trust.

·      Egypt Exchange decreases by 2.7 percent during its first session following Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s decision to run for president.

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