Satirical show on hold to prevent influencing voters - MBC

Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:22 PM 
Egyptians watch the first episode of a show by the most prominent television satirist in Egypt, Bassem Youssef, called "Al-Bernameg" (The Programme) in Cairo October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO, April 19 (Aswat Masriya) The MBC channel group said on Saturday that Bassem Yousself's el-Bernameg (the programme) will be suspended until May 30 to prevent influencing voters during the upcoming presidential elections, Egypt's state news agency said. 

The MBC group explained that the already-set suspension is in respect of the May elections and is in effort to prevent influencing public opinion.  

Egypt will vote for a new president on May 26 and 27.

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