24% of Egyptians want parliament to prioritize fighting unemployment
The Egyptian parliament. Youm7 archive.

CAIRO: At least 24 percent of Egyptians believe that the newly-elected parliament should give top priority to reducing youth unemployment, according to a poll released Monday by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera.)

Increasing salaries to improve standard of livings came as second top issue of concern with nine percent of those polled, according to Baseera.

Nine percent of those surveyed said that parliament should tackle Egypt’s inflation; eight percent believe that improving education should be a top priority.

However, four percent said that the parliament should improve Egypt’s infrastructure problems, while 12 percent were not able to determine the top issues should be tackled by the parliament members.

According to Baseera’s chief Maged Othman, the poll was conducted across all Egyptian governorates during the period Dec., 20-22. Over landlines and mobile phones, the center spoke to 1,527 people aged over 18.

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