Egypt Press Review: March 29
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

 

Youm7 press

Youm7

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said that the ministry and security forces are ready to secure the upcoming presidential elections and the return of university guards is not necessary.

Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s campaign includes many political figures; 50-member committee head Amr Moussa, former parliamentary member Amr Shobaky, director Khaled Youssef and Tamarod co-founder Mahmoud Badr.

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The Presidential Elections Committee includes former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the voters’ database.

Muslim Brotherhood protests Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s bid for president.

Ministry of Finance report: Budget deficit decreases and reaches 123.6 billion EGP.

Dentists’ Independent Current list wins the majority of the Syndicate council seats.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

The Presidential Elections Committee is scheduled to meet Sunday to determine the timetable for the upcoming presidential elections.

Hamdeen Sabbahi‘s presidential campaign spokesperson said that Sabbahi’s electoral program consists of several projects that rely on Egyptian resources, excluding dependence on loans or aid from abroad.

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Pensioners’ demands are to be discussed by the Cabinet Saturday.

U.S. President Barack Obama renews his request for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the borders of Ukraine.

Egypt is scheduled to discuss development methods in Nigeria Saturday.

Akhbar press Al-Akhbar

Minister of Administrative and Local Development Adel Labib announced that the ministry is coordinating with the Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation, Irrigation, and Communication to implement an information exchange project worth 100 million EGP.

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Cabinet spokesperson Hani Salah: The government does not interfere in judicial affairs.

12 banks decide to fund petroleum sector with three billion EGP.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Judicial sources inside the Presidential Elections Committee said that the door will be opened for presidential candidacy on Monday, and will last for three weeks. The elections are expected to be held from May 26 to 29.

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Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network: Counter-terrorism law drafts restricts the right to peaceful protest in Egypt.

Washington: We will not support a specific Egyptian candidate.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

The Cabinet is scheduled to set the final details of fiscal budget in preparation for presenting it to interim President Adly Mansour in accordance with the constitution.

Ethiopia discusses the Grand Renaissance Dam with the European Parliament.

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Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou: The law does not recognize “sexual harassment” as a crime.

Assault on military fuel transporting vehicle thwarted in Sheikh Zuwayed.

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