Egypt Press Review: June 2
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED

Youm7

Youm7

The High Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) rejected Sunday former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign second appeal to cancel the votes casted on May 28, citing its eligibility to extend the presidential elections for a third day.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim led a security campaign on Sunday morning in Gaafra region in Qalyubia with the participation of security forces and policemen of Qalyubia Security Directorate.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

The Cabinet denounced the killing of five soldiers and one officer at the Egyptian border guard forces in Wadi Gedid.

Health Minister Adel Al-Adawy decided to increase the amounts of medicine for malaria during his visit to citizens tested positive in Aswan.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes plunged Sunday and market capitalization shed nearly 16 billion EGP due to an investor selling spree following the Cabinet’s decision to impose a 10 percent annual tax on stock market profits.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly over killing protesters during January 25 Revolution.

Agriculture Ministry monitored 4,518 violation cases on farmlands estimated to nearly 1 million cubic meters during the three days of presidential elections.

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced they discovered a new tomb containing 9 mummies for Ancient Nubian kings in South Aswan, believed to date back to the period from 650 to 525 B.C.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Legislation Department of the State Council finished revising the final draft of the parliamentary elections law submitted by the ministerial committee to amend political rights and parliamentary laws; several political parties rejected it.

Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi will form a new political party called Egyptian Popular Current to participate in the upcoming parliamentary election.

The future Egyptian president will prepare a list of guests, including 35 international leaders that will attend the president swear-in before the Supreme Constitutional Court on May 7.

Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Some diplomatic sources said that former Arab League head Amr Moussa is expected to succeed United Nations envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, after he resigned in May following the failure of Geneva talks.

Interior Ministry announced it thwarted an group from attempting to incite chaos in prisons by some detained Muslim Brotherhood members during a protesting wave called Uprising of Prisons.

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