7am News Wrapup May 27

News & Politics:

The National Council for Human Rights received around 170 complaints on the first day of voting in the presidential election.

The High Presidential Election Commission denied news reports that voting would be extended to Wednesday.

More than 50 percent of voters who participated in the first day of voting Monday were women.

The Justice Ministry’s operations room is following up on complaints by citizens.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced on state-run television Monday that Tuesday has been declared a national holiday for government employees.

Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies monitored four violations committed by candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s campaign.

Live updates: Day 2 of presidential election.

Twenty violations against journalists covering the first day of voting were reported Monday to the Press Syndicate.


The Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) made an agreement on Monday with some ministries to establish a holding company for wholesale markets.


Egyptian women participated in large numbers during the first day of voting Monday.

Young citizens have launched a campaign on Twitter to fight some activists’ claims that most voters are from the older generations.

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