7am News Wrapup May 29

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A judge was shot in Banha, the capital of Qalyubia, while driving to the main polling station to deliver his station’s vote count.

Three people were killed and three others were injured in clashes involving firearms between two families in Abu Qurqas village in Minya.

A Mexican delegation headed by Gracia Ortiz left Cairo Wednesday morning after participating in monitoring the presidential election.

The announcement of preliminary indications of voters who participated in the presidential election through the media is a violation of the law: NCHR.

The COMESA delegation said the presidential election was “good” and that its preliminary report on the election will be issued on Friday.

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said his campaign spotted violations, including prevention of their representatives from entering their polling stations.

The two presidential candidates lost about one million votes from a lack of participation in the election by those who work in the tourism sector.

The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy said that a majority of Egyptians boycotted the presidential election.


The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), announced Wednesday that average weekly salaries in Egypt increased by 18.7 percent in 2013.

In Depth:

Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi appears to have swept voting in Damietta, earning more than 90 percent of votes.

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