Egypt Press Review: May 5

Youm7 press


State television will broadcast on Monday an interview of presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with journalist Ibrahim Eissa, announcing his electoral platform.

Egypt’s Intelligence Service arrested on Sunday 12 people charged with espionage on behalf of a foreign country, namely Israel, and endangering national security.


  • Limited protests at public universities on the second day of the second semester’s final exams.
  • Head of the Misr El Kheir foundation Al-Arish branch Reda Ramsy died from a gunshot wound to the neck by unknown militants.
  • The Banha Criminal Court adjourned the trial of Abdallah, the son of former President Mohamed Morsi, on charges of smoking marijuana.

Ahram press


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab discussed developing desert lands surrounding cities through economic activities.
  • The president of Cyprus expressed his support for Egypt in the European Union.
  • Frequent power cuts in Cairo led to the adjourning of trials of pro-Muslim Brotherhood students on charges of violent clashes at Azhar University.
  • Interim President Adly Mansour announced that Egypt will sign the Arab anti-money laundering and “terrorism” funding agreement.
  • The Meteorological Authority expects an improvement in the weather after heat waves that hit Egypt Sunday.

Akhbar press


The Nour Party said it held a meeting to decide which candidate will receive the party’s support in the elections, and the majority decided to support Sisi.


  • The Egyptian government is to implement a new five year long program to reform the system for energy subsidies.
  • The German embassy in Cairo denounced the recent “terrorist” attacks in south Sinai and Cairo.
  • Tagammu and Conference parties to hold 100 public conferences to support Sisi in the upcoming presidential elections.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • The High Presidential Elections Commission allocated 14,000 polling stations for the upcoming presidential elections.
  • The Ministry of Supply will provide large amounts of food products with a 30 percent discount in markets associated with the ministry for three months.
  • Public sector workers demanded the operation of halted state factories and an increase in investments.
  • The Cairo Criminal Court decided to adjourn the trials of activist Ahmed Douma and 269 others to May 11 in the case of the Cabinet clashes.

Al-Shorouq press


  • Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi begins advertising his electoral platform by visiting the Mahalla Misr Spinning and Weaving Company workers.
  • The Ministry of Finance will submit the draft general budget to the Cabinet in the middle of the month.
  • The Libyan military spokesperson refuted news reports claiming that there is a so-called “Free Egyptian Army” in Libya.
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