Egyptian pro-government media, businesspeople and activists urged a “yes” vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered a rare acknowledgement of his close security cooperation with Israel in the Sinai Peninsula during a US television interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” news program broadcast on Sunday.
Egypt began the second of a three-day presidential election on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi set for an easy victory, after authorities urged people to cast their ballots to provide a strong mandate for the former military commander.
Egyptians begin voting in a highly-contentious presidential election, with incumbent Abel Fattah el-Sisi almost certain to glide to victory after his military-backed administration either jailed or scared off all serious contenders.
A political coalition including several high-profile Egyptians sharply criticized President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a speech in which he warned off anyone seeking to challenge his rule, amid growing calls for a boycott of presidential elections.
Politician Mousa Mostafa Mousa became just the second candidate eligible to run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential election on Monday, just before a deadline was set to make President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the sole contender after withdrawals and a boycott call.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday submitted his nomination documents to Egypt's election commission, a day after a potentially serious challenger was arrested over criminal allegations, including forgery and incitement against the country's military.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai Peninsula within the next three months following a terror attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.