Egypt Press Review: May 17

Youm7 press


The committee of amending political rights practicing law is finishing the two laws of parliament and political rights practicing on Saturday and will show it to the public opinion on Sunday.


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 106,000 citizens voted in the elections outside Egypt in different embassies Friday.
  • Prosecution: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis explosions caused 192 million EGP worth of damage.
  • 14,000 tourists reached Hurghada airport Friday.

Ahram press


Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi’s We Can Build It Again campaign published his full platform in 130 pages on his campaign’ website. The campaign said that only its candidate has an integrated vision for development that can be applied and can improve the economy.


  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi: Washington now knows nature of the popular movement that overcame the Muslim Brotherhood.
  •  Abdel Moaty Hegazi: Sisi welcomes criticism and listens to different opinions and believes in the role of opposition.
  • $2.8 billion of new foreign investments in the first half of the fiscal year.

Akhbar press


Hany Qadry Dimian agreed to allocate 9.5 billion EGP to support ministries to improve services and provide basic goods. A total of 2.2 billion EGP will be allocated to the petroleum sector. He also agreed to allocate 138 million EGP to the national project for connecting natural gas to 47,500 homes.


  • Mansoura University celebrates after 10 years of starting liver transplant.
  • Arabian Gulf support of petrol to Egypt will continue until August.
  • €200 million for projects in the governorates from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Muslim Brotherhood international organization leader Azam al-Tamemy said the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt did not fall and it went through a crisis like other before that they overcame. He said their condition is better than in the 1950s, although their leaders are detained and in hiding.


  • 35 billion EGP will be deducted from subsides in the new budget – sources.
  • Sovereign and tribal movements will resolve the crisis of the seized Egyptian drivers in Libya.
  • Russian and Egyptians experts form a committee to solve energy and water crises.

Al-Shorouq press


Minister of Finance Hany Dimian said that diminishing energy subsides is inevitable. He said Egyptian companies may suffer from retreats in profits with the government decreasing energy subsides. Profits may decrease but companies will produce with subsidized energy prices and sell with international prices.


  • Abdel Ghaffar Shokr: Hosni Mubarak supporters taking Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s side worries him.
  • Russia’s Ambassador to Egypt: We will support Egypt in Renaissance Dam crisis.
  • Demands to intensify security for courts after Ahmed al-Zend’s assassination attempt.
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