The National Electoral Commission (NEC), headed by Lasheen Ibrahim, will hold a press conference on Monday at 6:00 pm to announce the official results of the 2018 presidential election.
The commission will also discuss, during the conference, all information related to the election, supported by detailed graphics.
Last week, the election took place over three days between incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and leader of El-Ghada Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa. On Thursday, state-run media announced preliminary results, which see Al-Sisi securing over 90% of the vote against his sole opponent Moussa.
Moreover, the NEC submitted on Sunday a memorandum against privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper and the New York Times to the Supreme Media Council regarding their coverage of the presidential election, accusing both of publishing false news and statements calling into question the integrity of the electoral process and the authorities supervising it.
In their memorandum, the NEC demanded the council take necessary procedures in accordance with laws regulating the work of the press and media.
The NEC further asserted that what was published by both outlets was “false and fabricated news and statements” that raised doubt over the electoral process without providing any evidence of the reported information. It further said that the information included in reports of both media outlets was “contrary to truth and reality.”
The main headline of Al-Masry Al-Youm on the third day of the election alleged that the government was paying citizens for votes. Prominent lawyer Samir Sabry filed a lawsuit against the newspaper accusing it of insulting the Egyptian people and state institutions.
The New York Times claimed in its report, published on Friday, that the Egyptian state bought votes through bribes, promises, and threats.
In previous media statements, the NEC warned local and international media outlets against reporting any false information regarding the election and said it will hold accountable any outlet publishing any false news.