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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Ongoing constitutional referendum dominates Egypt’s airwaves

The ongoing constitutional referendum dominated the airwaves last night. Al Hekaya took note of almost every senior figure who voted in the referendum, including President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, First Lady Intissar Amer, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik (watch, runtime: 6:21).

Talking heads claim high voter turnout on first day: Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary spoke about the high voter turnout on the first day of voting (watch, runtime: 0:35) Nearly 61.34 mn citizens are eligible to vote in 368 constituencies and 10,878 polling stations across Egypt, El Hosary said. El Hekaya’s Amr Adib claimed that our history of staying home on voting day may be coming to an end (watch, runtime: 4:04).

Amr Adib thinks we’re a bunch of lazy [redacted]: Adib hammered the country for bridging holidays, saying that while India is looking at China’s so-called “9-9-6” (work 9am until 9pm, six days a week) to push growth to the next level, “you’re bridging holidays from 25 April to Eid Al Adha” (watch, runtime: 2:38)

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