Egypt Press Review: May 26

Youm7 press


Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour called on all Egyptian people to vote in the presidential elections slated for Monday and Tuesday, noting that the state institutions have the same stance toward both candidates.

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis denied on Sunday reports that its top leader Shadi al-Menei had been killed in a firefight days earlier in the center of Sinai.

The Tora Prison hospital sent a report to Attorney General Hisham Barakat saying that the hospital is ready to receive former President Hosni Mubarak, who was recently sentenced to three years in prison on embezzlement charges.

Ahram press


The Ministry of Interior announced it has delivered the ballot boxes to all polling stations in Egypt with intensive security procedures.

Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi visited the rapid deployment forces that participate in securing the polling stations to ensure their readiness.

Egypt’s four major radio stations will follow up the elections process Monday and Tuesday with 196 reporters throughout Egypt.

Akhbar press


16,000 judges from various judicial bodies and prosecution will supervise the presidential elections in 13,899 polling stations throughout Egypt.

The Egyptian Union for Investors Associations granted a one-day paid leave for 4.5 million workers to vote in the presidential elections.

The Egyptian Embassy to Ethiopia denounced a decision by authorities in Ethiopia to deport Hamdi el-Anani, the head of the Middle East News Agency (MENA) office in Addis Ababa, without reason or prior notification.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood called on its members and supporters to stage massive demonstrations on Monday morning near polling stations to interrupt the presidential election process.

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Sunday the trial of political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others in the Shura Council case to June 11 due to the absence of the judge for health reasons.

Al-Shorouq press


The High Presidential Election Commission announced that nearly 54 million Egyptian people, including 31 million youth, are eligible to vote in the presidential elections slated for May 26 and 27.

The Ministry of Housing submitted a temporary standard building draft law to the Cabinet in order to legalize the growing number of violating buildings built over the last three years.

The security authorities at Cairo International Airport detained a criminal group on charges of forging passports and travel visa to Libya.

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