Egypt Press Review: May 24
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED

Youm7 press

Youm7

The High Presidential Election Commission announced that the electoral silence period will last for two days starting from Saturday, and all kinds of electoral advertising are banned.

The popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef announced on his account that his show El-Bernameg will air on MBC Masr TV channel May 30.

Shady El-Meneai, a leading member of the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, and three other members were killed by security forces with the help of Bedouin tribes in the center of Sinai.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim led Friday the funeral of Lieutenant Ramy Algengehy, 28, who was killed after being shot in the neck in a shooting attack on a police vehicle near the border with Israel.

Human rights organizations and NGOs announced that nearly 26,000 observers will monitor the presidential elections on May 26 and 27 in 25 governorates.

Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on Egyptians Friday to head to the polls stations in “unprecedented numbers” on the last day before a mandated silence period that precedes the presidential elections.

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi concluded his electoral campaign on Friday by holding a major public conference among his supporters at Abdeen Square in Cairo.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Chief of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Egypt Mohamed Al-Ameen arrived on Friday to the Cairo International Airport to follow the presidential elections slated for May 26 and 27.

Tamarod spokesperson announced that the movement will establish a party under the name “Arabic Popular Movement” to participate in the parliamentary election.

Also:

  • The Ministry of Education allocated 11,112 schools to serve as poll stations all over the country.
  • An explosion took place Friday in the vicinity of a mosque in Nasr City, and no casualties were reported.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

An Egyptian military delegation, headed by General Mohamed Al-Assar, Assistant Minister of Defense, flew to Moscow to increase military cooperation with Russia and to resume negotiations regarding a huge weapons bargain with Russia.

Judiciary sources said that the General Attorney formed a judiciary commission to review the list of the prisoners that former president Mohamed Morsi decided to pardon them during his ruling.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Ministry of Interior announced that around 120,000 police personnel scheduled to secure the presidential elections next Monday and Tuesday. The armed forces will participate in securing the elections with a total of 181,121 officers and soldiers across 25,343 polling stations.

The EU Election Observation Mission to Egypt deployed its observers in 27 provinces all over Egypt to monitor the ballot and vote-counting.

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