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Celebrations dominate 2018 presidential election in Imbaba, Agouza

A limited number of cars and citizens were seen on the streets of different areas of the governorate of Giza during the second day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, in which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and head of El-Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa are facing off. In the early hours of the day, the …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Amid moderate voter turnout, Al-Sisi heads toward second term victory

Egyptians continued to cast their ballots in the 2018 presidential election which kicked off on Monday. Citizens across the country voted amid tight security. Over 11,000 polling stations nationwide will again open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Wednesday. Voting started to a slower turnout on Tuesday, as authorities urged people to turn out and …

Mohamed Samir

What do Egyptians think about voting in the 2018 presidential election? 

As the Egyptian presidential election kicked off, Mohamed Barakat, 45, stood behind the counter at his small grocery shop in the middle-class neighbourhood of Agouza debating his colleague on whether or not they should vote. “I will vote,” Barakat proclaimed. “Four years ago, there were no roads, no bridges, and no infrastructure. Now, Al-Sisi has …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Op-ed review: Local affairs ahead of presidential election

Writers focused on various local affairs occurring shortly before presidential election In the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein revived last week’s talks on the Saudi megaproject involving Egypt, known as Neom, where he reflected on the context of the project with regards to challenges such as terrorism, normalisation with Israel, and developmental and …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Writers evaluate democracy amid political developments

As the presidential election nears, the political scene continues to witness interesting turns of events. The past days were marked by controversy over the regime’s handling of political opponents. In Al-Shorouk, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein commented on the arrests of former state officials Sami Anan and Hisham Geneina, and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Al-Sisi in Africa, presidential election

State media focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit on Saturday to Addis Ababa to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. Both leaders of the two main state-run dailies addressed the role of Egypt in Africa. In Al-Ahram, Abdel Mohsen Salama, chairperson of the newspaper and president of the Press …

Amira El-Fekki