Candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is the winner of the presidential election with an estimated 94 percent of the valid votes, according to preliminary results.
The High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) will announce the final results of the presidential election on June 4 instead of June 5 as previously decided.
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is scheduled to be sworn into office as president before the Supreme Constitutional Court on May 7.
Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said that he respects the people’s choice and admits his loss in the election.
Egypt Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy discussed with his Iranian counterpart the recent developments of the Syrian conflict during the seventh ministerial meeting of Non-Aligned Movement in Algeria.
Military spokesperson Ahmed Ali said that Egyptian naval warships arrived at French territorial waters Thursday for the first time ever to join a maritime exercise called “Cleopatra 2014,” until June 6.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said that the presidential election came in line with the law, despite the unexpected extension of voting days, during a Thursday press conference.
The percentage of voided votes (4 percent) in the presidential election this year exceeded all previous elections.
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes lost 12 billion EGP after a stock profit tax proposal following early indicators that Abdel Fatah al-Sisi had won the presidential election.
The Cabinet is planning to direct financial allocations estimated at 62 billion EGP to develop poor villages and slums, during the financial year 2014/2015.
Qalyubia policemen detained three suspects on charges of opening fire on security forces that were deployed in front of Shibin El-Kanater polling station.
The Ministry of Agriculture demolished 38 violating buildings on farmlands in Qalyubia.
Seven people were killed Thursday in a Zeyout oil and diesel warehouse fire in Basateen, Cairo.