Prime Minister Reviews Security Preparations for Presidential Elections, Discusses Efforts to Restore Security, Face Terrorism

The Cabinet, under Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, urged Egyptian people to vote en masse in the presidential polls that will open on May 26-27.

The cabinet, meanwhile, discussed efforts exerted to restore security and face terrorism and extremism.

Also, the cabinet further tackled the measures taken by the government to provide logistic support to the High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC). Security preparations to hold presidential polls were raised during the meeting.

A report on the start of presidential elections abroad and measures taken by diplomatic missions to regulate the electoral process were also discussed.

“The government is ready to hold the elections in a safe and secure atmosphere,” Mahlab said. He noted that there will be no leave for voters who head to elect Egypt’s forthcoming president.

“Army and police forces will be involved in a security plan, at the highest level, to secure the electoral process,” Mahlab said He added that the cabinet follows up closely the current voting process of the Egyptian expatriates in Egypt’s embassies and consulates overseas.

On the other hand, the cabinet reviewed a social housing program aimed at providing one million housing units for low-income brackets and slum-dwellers over a period of five years.

Source : Egypt State Information Service