NEC will hold me­dia ac­count­able for pub­lish­ing ru­mours about elec­tion

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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.

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