Egypt Press Review: May 27
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED

First day of voting for presidential elections

Youm7 press

Youm7

  • Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi cast his vote in Heliopolis polling station.
  • Security forces detonated two handmade bombs in Awseem and Hawamdeya in Giza.
  • Interim President Adly Mansour calls for Egyptians to participate in the presidential elections on state owned channel.
  • The EU Elections Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Egypt deployed its observers to different governorates Monday.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

  • Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi voted Monday in his polling station in Agouza.
  • 13 million Egyptians queried about their polling stations through websites or SMS: Local Development Minister.
  • Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhy inspects a number of polling stations and listens to the citizens’ demands and proposals.
  • HPEC provided a number of reserve judges to assist the heads of the sub-polling stations due to the high voter turnout.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

  • Writing “I love you” on the ballot cards in the presidential elections will not void the votes: HPEC General Secretary.
  • Women dominated the percentage of voters who participated in the first day of presidential elections Monday.
  • Nour Party provided buses to transport voters to polling stations.
  • Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim inspected number of polling stations in Cairo and Giza to ensure security situation.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced the Cabinet will quit after presidential elections, he said in a press conference after inspecting the Cabinet information centre.

Chief of African Union Election Observation Mission to Egypt Mohamed Al-Ameen announced the mission did not experience any difficulties during first day of elections.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Ministry of Finance released a press statement Monday regarding the general budget of 2014-2015, noting that it will achieve the first steps of social justice.

Nearly 29,000 security forces deployed in front of the sub-polling stations in Cairo.

Some Muslim Brotherhood supporters set fire to tires on the Ring Road area of Qerdasa.

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