Egypt’s three-day presidential election drew to a close on Wednesday with little sign that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would achieve the high turnout he wants, despite some voters reporting they had received payments to go to the polls. With only a few hours before polls closed on Wednesday evening, the electoral commission issued a last-minute […]
Egyptians in the country’s two largest cities, Alexandria and Cairo, went to vote on Tuesday (March 27) on the second day of a three-day presidential election.
Egyptians have begun voting in an election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Critics say Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s popularity since his 2014 election has been hurt by austerity reforms and a muzzling of opponents, activists and independent media. Courts have passed death sentences on hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters since 2013.
Egypt’s government press centre called on Tuesday for Egyptian officials and prominent individuals to boycott the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after a report on human rights it said was “flagrantly fraught with lies”. The BBC last week published a short documentary and report highlighting what it said were cases of enforced disappearances and torture carried […]