7pm News Wrapup May 1

News :

Social activists launched a campaign called “Send fax to Interior minister to release Gizawi”, asking Mohamed Ibrahim to demand the release of Egyptian lawyer Ahmed al-Gizawi who was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

A TV crew from Al-Arabiya was detained at the Metro Authority Wednesday by the Head of the National Institute for Tunnels, who was offended by the interview questions, and confiscated the recordings.

Politics:

The High Presidential Elections Commission notified presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi that announcing his electoral platform ahead of the official date set for presidential campaigns is a clear violation, according to a Wednesday statement.

Business:

Unemployment rates reached 13.4 percent, which is currently considered the largest problem in Egypt’s economy, Egyptian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf el-Araby said according to Hona al-Asema program on CBC on April 27.

In-Depth:

Election experts, political science professors, and party leaders prepared a study through the Free Egyptians Party about the best electoral system for Egypt, party spokesperson Shihab Wagih said Wednesday.

 

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