7am News Wrapup May 28
By THE CAIRO POST

 

Live Updates: Day 3 of presidential election

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News:

The High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) extended presidential voting for a third day to give non-local voters a chance to cast their vote.

An explosion took place Tuesday evening in the vicinity of a Sharqia government building in Zagazig.

China will demolish its new replica of Egypt’s Great Sphinx after the Egyptian antiquities minister complained about the statue.

Satirist Bassem Youssef said his popular satire show Al Bernameg will not air a previously scheduled new episode on Friday, May 30.

The Kuwaiti Higher Education Minister resigned after the death of two Egyptian workers in Shedadia Kuwaiti University.

The voter turnout on the first day of the presidential election Monday was only 40 percent.

Military training between Egypt and Bahrain continued Monday and included training on counter-terrorism activities.

Politics:

Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign published a statement by the presidential candidate addressing the nation early Wednesday.

Both campaigns expressed their disapproval regarding extending voting to a third day.

Sabbahi’s campaign pulled its monitors from all polling stations.

Two liberal-oriented parties reported on election turnout, violations, and other aspects.

Police released 14 members of the campaign for Sabbahi who were arrested during a bus ride home.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters staged marches Tuesday, calling on people to boycott the presidential election.

Business:

The United Arab Emirates-based Arabtec Holding is interested in establishing an airport in 6 October City.

The Ministry of Industry extends the ban on the import of “tuk-tuks” and motorcycles.

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