Appeals against the Senate elections’ results of the first round can be submitted Thursday and Friday to the Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council.
A 100-member closed electoral list dominated by supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a third of the seats in a newly created Senate, the head of the National Election Authority said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) is considering imposing a fine on any electors absent from casting their votes in the Senate elections, scheduled to start on August 9 and 10 abroad, and August 11 and 12 in Egypt.
Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA), presided over by Lasheen Ibrahim, on Sunday announced the final list of candidates for the 2020 Senate elections.
Egypt will hold inaugural elections for a new second parliamentary chamber on Aug. 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim said on Saturday, Reuters reports.
Since the first official coronavirus case was announced in Egypt, at least nine journalists have been imprisoned, according to the Freedom Twitter account for political prisoners.
When the editor-in-chief of Egypt’s most prominent investigative media outlet was arrested by security forces last month outside Cairo’s notorious Tora prison complex, Leena al-Deeb grabbed her phone to inform her best friend, a local journalist.
News of the arrest of Lina Attalah, editor-in-chief of independent media outlet Mada Masr, in Cairo on 17 May triggered widespread calls for her release.
An Egyptian regulator has issued a decision banning writers from using pseudonyms without its consent, in a further setback for press freedom in the country.
UNESCO launched a global campaign this year called “Journalism without fear or favor” to celebrate journalists on World Press Freedom Day on May 3. But in Egypt, the celebration had a different taste with more restrictions inflicted on journalists.