The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Egypt Accepts Declarations of Love as Votes

    In a January referendum for a new constitution, many Abdul Fattah al-Sisi fans invalidated their ballots by forgoing the traditional cross or tick and writing things like “I love you” or drawing hearts on the paper instead. For the presidential election now under way, in which Sisi is the favorite, Egypt’s Higher Election Commission has decided to relax the rules, enabling Sisi devotees to write their feelings without spoiling their vote. Social media is buzzing with jokes about what will be found in ballot boxes next. Would flowers and chocolates count as two votes, or just one?

    Sources: Al Arabiya NewsBBC

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