Egypt Press Review: May 21


Youm7 press


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has won over presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi in voting by Egyptian expats, at 92 percent compared to six percent.

Three unidentified militants shot at security forces outside of Al-Azhar University, killing three policemen and injuring nine.

One student was killed in clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood students and security forces in Nahda Square Tuesday during protests demanding the release of detained students.

Ahram press


Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced his electoral platform, which includes the recovery of state security in Egypt, raising the living standards of citizens and achieving “unprecedented” economic growth.

The governor of Cairo headed two campaigns to demolish violating buildings on state lands.

Eleven people were killed and 10 were injured in a crash between a minibus and a truck in Dakahlia Tuesday.

Akhbar press


The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and other 14 defendants in the Ithadeya case to May 22 to hear remaining witnesses.

Egyptian authorities decided Tuesday to close the Al-Salloum border gate along Egypt’s border with Libya until further notice.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Dalia Ziada, executive manager of Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, said that the percentage of Egyptian expats participating in the voting process has increased significantly due to the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes reached the highest level since August 2008 amid upbeat investor sentiment ahead of the presidential elections and Egyptian expat voting results.

Al-Shorouq press


The Cairo Criminal Court will issue on Wednesday its final verdict in the case of former President Hosni Mubarak, and his sons Gamal and Alaa and other defendants, who are facing charges of embezzling an estimated 125 million EGP that was allocated to renovate the presidential palaces.

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