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Al-Sisi ratifies amendment to law on real estate expropriation

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ratified on Monday an amendment to the law on real estate expropriation for public benefit, following parliament’s approval. The amendment—which was published in the official gazette—entails that compensation will be estimated in accordance to the prices on the market at the time of implementation of the decision, plus an additional 20% …

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Al-Sisi heads to Saudi Arabia to attend 29th Arab Summit

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi headed on Saturday to Dammam, Saudi Arabia to attend the 29th Arab League Summit, which is scheduled to kick off on Sunday. The summit, titled Arab Reunification, will discuss several issues that will be at the forefront of discussions, including the situations in Palestine and Syria, as well as the Libyan …

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Portuguese president visits Cairo to meet Al-Sisi, discuss enhancing economic ties

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrived to Cairo on Wednesday at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who visited Lisbon in 2016, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. The visit, which is scheduled to last three days, will include several meetings with Al-Sisi and other officials, among them Prime Minister Sherif …

Fatma Lotfi

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

Candidates’ presidential programmes are comprehensive, give due care to macroprojects

As the Egyptian election begins, the programmes of both candidates, politician Moussa Mostafa Moussa and incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, have been reviewed and discussed by media outlets and supporters of both sides. While Al-Sisi’s supporters and campaign heavily relied on the government’s national megaprojects and the ongoing fight against militancy, Moussa’s campaign relied on …

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Banners celebrate president’s virtually secured win

Electoral campaigns for the 2018 presidential election ended earlier this week, beginning 48 hours of pre-election silence for citizens to decide before voting kicks off. Voting in the presidential election will last for three days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. If no candidate secures 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held in …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Nashaat deploys cinematography to promote Egypt’s political elections

One way to link the public to the ruling regime is using visual arts in presenting political ideas and economic visions. If cinema makers with backgrounds in politics play a political role or contribute to promoting politicians, they will have a greater effect on the streets, which ultimately fall within politicians’ interest. Several Egyptian TV …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Al-Sisi follows bilateral relations updates with Kotzias in Cairo 

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Tuesday Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias, in the presence of Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry and the Greek Ambassador to Cairo Michael-Christos Diamessis, according to state media. Officials discussed a number of issues related to common relations between the two countries and reviewed means of enhancing bilateral …

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