Egypt Press Review: June 3

Youm7 press


Security sources said the Ministry of Interior will allocate 3,000 security forces to guard the Supreme Constitutional Court during the swearing-in ceremony of probably election-winner Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president.

The ministerial committee to amend political rights and parliamentary laws will increase the quota for the number of women in parliament from 3 to 6 percent, totaling at 40 seats.

Ahram press


Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said they are monitoring social media sites to observe bomb makers but that they do not seek to interfere into anyone’s privacy.

General Secretary of the High Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) Abdel Azizi Salman said Monday that they will exclude a number of expats votes in some sub-polling stations because they cast their votes at the wrong ballots, which violates the elections law.

  • The Border Guards destroyed 11 tunnels used for smuggling goods and people and seized 3 shells and RPG missile in Rafah in North Sinai.

Akhbar press


The Cairo Criminal Court Monday adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage to June 16, to hear other witness testimonies.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes rallied Monday and gained 4.4 billion EGP after the Cabinet’s decision to amend a capital gains tax on stock market profits.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Former head of the 50-member committee Amr Moussa refused the increase of the next parliament seats and considered it a waste of parliamentary time, he said during a meeting with Transitional Justice and Parliament Minister Amin al-Mahdy.

The Food Industries Holding Company announced it will lower the prices of certain goods by 10 to 30 percent during the holy month of Ramadan in all affiliated consumers’ cooperative supermarkets.

Al-Shorouq press


Investigative judge Mohamed Shereen referred 15 judges to a disciplinary board who announced the official results of the 2012 presidential elections a day before the High Presidential Electoral Commission (HPEC) released the results.

  • Health Ministry launches a national project to make an electronic atlas for different diseases throughout Egypt.
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