Egypt: 1000s protest in Alexandria over election results

May 28, 2012 18:45


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Thousands of Egyptians gathered in a central Alexandria square on Monday to protest against the results in the first round of voting in Egypt's presidential elections.

The body overseeing Egypt's elections announced Monday that former president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, will face off against the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi in a run-off vote in mid-June.

Many demonstrators carried posters bearing an image of Hamdeen Sabahy, a leftist presidential candidate that ended up in third place in last weeks elections, but won the majority of votes in both Cairo and Alexandria.

Protesters chanted against Shafiq's win, saying his candidacy is an affront to the revolution that ousted the very regime under which the former prime minister served, Egypt's Al-Ahram daily reported.

Protesters marched towards the Alexandria headquarters of the Egyptian military, which has run an interim government since Mubarak's ouster last February.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports