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Bassem Abo Alabass


Thousands Block Railways in Upper Egypt Over NDP Election Gains

[Railways in Upper Egypt disturbed by protesters. Image from Ahram Online]

Thousands of people in the Upper Egypt governorate of Qena infuriated as ex-members of the now-defunct National Democratic Party of Hosni Mubarak suspiciously make it to the runoffs. Around ten thousand people blocked railways and the Aswan-Cairo highway in the Upper Egyptian City of Nagaa-Hammadi, Qena, late on Friday, to protest the results of the ongoing parliamentary elections in their constituency. Enraged demonstrations broke out after Abdel-Rehim Al-Ghoul, a former ...

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Gunfight Disrupts Luxor Polling

[Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard as voters wait outside a polling station in Luxor. Image from AP]

Six polling stations temporarily shut in Luxor governorate following gunfight; troops contain situation and voting resumes amid heavy security presence. A gunfight prompted the temporary closure of six polling stations in the Upper Egyptian town of Esna, located in the Luxor governorate, during the first day of parliamentary election runoffs on Monday. Members of the El-Holail and El-Taraki families exchanged gunfire in El-Zonika village in Esna due to an unknown ...

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Bassem Abo Alabass


Bassem Abo Alabass writes from Ahram Online.