Egypt Press Review: May 18
By NOUR MOHIE EDDIN

Youm7 press

Youm7

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said that for 40 years Egypt has been ruled by an authoritarian regime trying to achieve personal ambitions. He said that in spite of the monarchy’s overthrow in the 1952 Revolution, the concept of rule of law has not completely materialized.

Also:

  • Mahlab: We do not have much time and Egypt’s problems are complex.
  • Ministry of Supply purchases 60,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine.
  • Minister of Interior: We are capable of securing presidential elections.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Minister of Finance Hany Kadry agreed to allocate over 1 billion EGP ($140 million) to support an increase in wages for the production and finance sectors. 493 million EGP were allocated to the Ministry of Higher Education and 140 million EGP were allocated to restructuring the business sector.

Also:

  •  A policeman was murdered in a fight with ex-convicts in Sharqia.
  •  Hamdeen Sabbahi: The results of elections are not pre-determined and it is the responsibility of youths to bring the revolution to power.
  • Alaa Abdel Fatah’s request to replace the judge presiding over his case was rejected and he was fined EGP 5000.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Ugandan Ambassador to Cairo Richard Angualia said that his country is waiting for Egypt to return to the African Union, to practice its historical and leading role, after the presidential elections.

Also:

  • High Presidential Election Commission extends expat voting for one more day.
  •  Apprehended Egyptian drivers in Libya released.
  • Verdicts on 161 Muslim Brotherhood members, involved in the lawsuit of Kafr el-Sheikh incidents and the attempt to bomb the Koliet el-Zeraa metro station, to be issued Sunday.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Criminal investigation officers arrested Sultan al-Yemany, 16, who is the youngest suspect among the 683 suspects sentenced to death on April 28, on Friday in Minya. Secretary General of the Egyptian Coalition for Child Rights Hany Helal said that if proven guilty, the harshest punishment would be a 15 year jail sentence.

Also:

  • Pressures on the judge, tasked with investigating the forgery of Morsi’s election results, to step down.
  • Muslim Brotherhood members burn railway in Sohag.
  • 12 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested for assaulting Cairo security forces.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Administration Judiciary Court postpones ruling on appeal to privatize Nile Company for Cotton Ginning to May 24. The lawsuit is expected to be referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Also:

  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi intends to create a supreme council for restructuring the economy: Sources.
  • Starting August, Al-Borolos Company for Natural Gas will produce 450 million cubic feet of gas daily.
  • Reopening of Sadat metro station postponed.
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