NEC will hold media accountable for publishing rumours about election
He noted that there was a total of 680 reporters who continued their coverage on the the second day of voting without reporting any problems or difficulties that prevented them from monitoring polling stations or communicating with voters and officials.
State officials’ calls for citizens to vote in the election continued on the third day of voting. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid called on citizens to vote in the election, in a statement on Wednesday, saying, “participation is in fact a national duty for every citizen and not just a right.If someone did not participate, they have no right to comment, or express any opinion regarding any policy.”
Abou Zaid also added that there are “desperate attempts to distort the image of the election through many different claims,” referring to some Egyptians’ comments that the results of the election were predetermined.
Throughout the three days of voting, public attention was more concerned with the celebrations on the streets rather than the lines outside polling stations.
On different social media platforms, videos showing women of all ages dancing to nationalist songs in front of polling stations went viral.