Egypt Press Review: May 20

Youm7 press


Abdel Fatah al-Sisi obtained 90 percent of expat votes in New Zealand, said Mahmoud Zayed, Egypt’s ambassador to the island country.

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker announced that electricity fees on heavy consumption by factories would be increased this month.

The World Health Organization announced that Egypt ranks first in the spread of Hepatitis C virus (HCV), adding that the percentage of HCV infections reached 22 percent.

Ahram press


Ministerial committee to amend political rights and parliamentary laws announced the final draft of the parliamentary law, allocating 75 percent of the seats for the individual system.

The Alexandria Criminal Court upheld on Monday the death penalty, handed in an earlier session, to Mahmoud Hassan for throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop in July 2013.

Minister of Investment and Trade announced that foreign investment in Egypt increased to $2.8 billion during the first half of the fiscal year 2013-2014.

Akhbar press


Minister of Interior announced an intensive security plan, involving 120.000 policemen, to secure polling stations during presidential elections.

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EOM) announced it would monitor Egypt’s presidential elections in all governorates, after getting authorization to use their equipment from authorities.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 130 other defendants over charges in the case of Wadi al-Natroun prison break to June 7.

The government will postpone decreasing electricity, oil and natural gas subsidies until the end of the presidential elections.

Ministry of Health launches a national health campaign targeting early diagnosis of diabetes.

Al-Shorouq press


Bab el-Shariyah Misdemeanor court decided to acquit 169 defendants, accused of participating in riots that followed the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda square sit-ins in August 2013.

Minister of Justice agreed to refer 34 judges to a disciplinary board for breaking the judiciary law by joining the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Judges for Egypt Movement.

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