CAIRO: Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi violated the law when he gave remarks to the reporters while casting his ballot in Agouza, Giza, and an unknown man attempted to attack Abdel Fatah al-Sisi he was casting his vote in Heliopolis, Ibn Khaldoun Center of Development Studies official told The Cairo Post Sunday.
Security forces intercepted the would-be assailant and prevent the attack on Sisi.
Sabbahi called on the people to vote, saying “it is the time to reap the fruits we planted,” Youm7 reported. There are campaigning posters in front of polling stations in Mansoura, Dakahlia.
Ibn Khaldoun monitors are prevented to observe the elections in Port Said and Dakahlia, center head Dalia Zeyada told The Cairo Post.
The monitors are prevented by security forces who told them that only international monitors are allowed to enter the polling stations, the center officially told The Cairo Post Sunday.
The center monitors reported that indelible election ink does not exist in some polling stations in the Dakahlia although some voters cast their ballot without using the ink, she added.
Some polling stations opened late in Minya and Alexandria, according to the center’s official Twitter account.