Egypt Press Review: May 7
Egyptian newspapers
By ANAS HABIB

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The Abdeen Court for Urgent Matters passed verdicts to prevent members of the dissolved National Democratic Party from running in presidential, parliamentary and local council elections. The court mentioned that the dissolved party has played a negative political role since its establishment in 1978.

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to meet Wednesday with editors-in-chief of Egyptian newspapers and magazines.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said no economic renaissance can exist without the private sector, and added that the government will provide only the poor with subsidized items.

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The Supreme Electoral Committee announced that May 9 is the last date for the presidential candidates to withdraw from the presidential race.

Police forces arrested a mob specialized in kidnapping infants from Qasr al-Aini hospital.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Egypt is to restore its membership in the African Union during the next African summit scheduled to be held in May in Equatorial Guinea, said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

AU delegation to monitor the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections to be held May 26 and 27.

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi vowed to drop the debts of farmers in the Qalyubia governorate.

Masr Alhureyya Party headed by Amr Hamzawy announced its support for Hamdeen Sabbahi.

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Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in a television interview: The Muslim Brotherhood will not exist in politics in the coming period.

The transportation sector is the first source of pollution in Egypt, according to a study held by the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

The Ministry of Interior denied Head of the Central Auditing Organization Hisham Genina’s allegations that the ministry committed financial violations during the rule of former ministers.

The Nozha prosecution office ordered the imprisonment of six gay people.

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The Ministry of Transport studied launching high-speed trains in August between Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The head of the National Council for Women Mervat al-Talawy said that the council seeks to have three women from each governorate inside the parliament.

The government plans to raise the cost of electricity for those who consume more than average.

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Transparency International will not participate in monitoring the upcoming presidential elections.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said that the government plans to establish a fund to restructure public sector companies.

Head of the 50-member committee Amr Moussa arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet decision-makers in the U.S. and discuss the situation in Egypt.

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