7am News Wrapup March 31
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission announced the timetable for the presidential elections. Al-Azhar University student killed during clashes between students and security forces.

Coming up: Presidential candidacy registration begins Monday and runs until April 20. Journalists are to protest at Press Syndicate headquarters over the death of journalist Mayada Ashraf.

News & Politics:

Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign launches registration efforts for presidential candidacy.

National Alliance to Support Legitimacy is to boycott the presidential elections.

The Press Syndicate receives approval from the Ministry of Interior for 100 bulletproof vests to be used to protect journalists during coverage of clashes and protests.

Military spokesperson Ahmed Ali denied any state of emergency in the Suez Canal.

Zamalek Sporting Club president Mortada Mansour announced bid for presidency.

Business:

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf al-Araby to sign an agreement with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to establish an electricity station in Asyut.

The Egyptian Exchange’s indexes collectively declined during Sunday’s trading sessions.

Minister of Finance Hany Kadry said real estate tax regulations will come into effect by July.

In-Depth:

“Freedom for the Brave” movement reports on cases of detained Cairo University students.

Egypt’s Embassy in London alleges “bias” by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A court in Giza sentenced former Minister of Manpower Khaled al-Azhari and former parliamentarian Gamal al-Ashry to two years of labor in prison for hiding Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed el-Beltagy.

The trial for Mohamed el-Beltagy hears testimony from an alleged victim.

Editor’s Pick:

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi leads Hamdeen Sabbahi in a Baseera poll. Thirty-nine percent of Egyptians surveyed said they would vote for Sisi.

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