Egypt's PM declares Tuesday official holiday

Tuesday 27-05-2014 10:36 AM
Egypt's PM declares Tuesday official holiday

brahim Mahlab, newly appointed minister of housing of the interim cabinet which was formed on July 16, 2013, speaks to the media at his office in Cairo in this picture taken on July 1, 2010. REUTERS/El-Youm el-Sabaa Newspaper


CAIRO, May 27 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has declared Tuesday an official holiday for government employees to give them the chance to cast their votes in the ongoing presidential elections.

In a press statement late on Monday, Mahlab urged private sectors and businessmen to provide them with the opportunity to vote.

Egyptians began voting between former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi on Monday. 

Polls will be open until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. 

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