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Cairo: Egyptians Celebrate the Victor...
Cairo
By Amir Nabil
03 Jun 2014

June 4, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square, central Cairo, to celebrate the victory of the new president General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi.

Vox Pop 1:
“We are celebrating our new President General Sisi. We have been waiting for him for a long time and god has sent him to us. I used to come to Tahrir Square in the days of Mohammed Morsi, when we saw death. Today we are celebrating Egypt, our country, after God so generously sent us Abdul Fattah al-Sisi”.

Vox Pop 2:
“Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is a very respectable man, and he is the Caliph [successor] of Jamal abdul Nasser. He will bring dignity and honor to Egypt because he is the Caliph [successor] of Jamal Abdul Nasser, and Jamal Abdul Nasser was a leader. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will be the leader of Egypt and the whole Arab Nation”.

Vox Pop 3:
“We came to Tahrir Square today to congratulate ourselves and to congratulate our leader and President and General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Congratulations Mr. president on this success”.

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EGYPT ELECTION: Sisi Supporters Celeb...
By zeer news
30 May 2014

Video shows Egyptians cheering in Tahrir Square as unofficial results from the Egyptian presidential election suggest a landslide victory for General Sisi. However, the election is coming under scrutiny by international election observers.

An interview with Dan Murphy, Program Manager of the Democracy International Electoral Observation Mission, argues that, by adding third day of voting, the Egyptian government degraded the integrity of the election. A third day of voting was added because of poor voter turnout on the first two days of voting.

Video also includes an interview with Issandr el-Amrani of the International Crisis Group and author of the popular blog 'Arabist'. B-roll also shows almost empty polling stations on days 1 and 2 of voting.

Shot list:
0' to 29'' People cheering in Tahrir Square on Thursday morning as unofficial results give Sisi a landslide victory in the Presidential elections marked by the polemic third day extension.

0'29'' Democracy International electoral observation mission's operations room in Cairo.

0'35'' A map of Egypt with DI organization.

0'41'' Dan Murphy, DI Program Manager:" Basically Democracy International believes that changing electoral procedures in the middle of an election is an action that can only be taken in extraordinary circumstances. And we believe that this decision didn't necessarily meet the criteria that one would have expected to see such a drastic change of procedures. We are concerned by because we think calls into question the independence of the electoral commission, the impartiality of the government and the integrity of the process. "

1'12'' A member of DI working

1'17'' Dan Murphy: "When we talk about extraordinary circumstances you mean something that might prevent voters from voting. For instance, a natural disaster or a situation where there were long lines throughout two days of voting and a significant number of people may have not have access to the process. And we don't think that was at all the case in this circumstance. "

1'36'' Outside a polling station in downtown on day one of voting

1'42'' Outside polling station in Shubra on day 2 of voting

1'52'' People checking lists on day 1

1' 57'' Day 1

2'03'' Inside voting room day 2

2'09 ballot box

2'14'' Voting zoom

2'24'' Issandr el Amrani on his desk

2'30'' Keyboard zoom

2'36'' Issandr el Amrani. International crisis group: " I think probably Sisi's biggest mistake was only last week that he expected 40 million people to vote for him. Well, it seems he got only about 25 million. If you believe the early preliminary results. He set too high ambitions for himself"
2'55'' Issandr's back on the computer

3'01'' "This is a very very polarized country. There's a big group of people in the middle who just go along, who just want their lives to get better. So I'm not sure this will hurt Sisi's ability to govern, or to hurt him at least immediately as a president. The reality is that most of the State's institutions back him as candidate".

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Egyptians Vote For a New President on...
Cairo
By Amir Nabil
28 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows Egyptians casting their ballots in a polling station in the Abdin district of Cairo.
The Egyptian government extended voting into a third day, Wednesday, because voting turnout was low in the first two days.

Interviews:

Voter:
I went down to the polling station today to do my duty.
Interviewer:
What do you think of extending the voting for a third day?
Voter:
It is a good thing, because whoever did not vote can vote now
Interviewer:
Why didn’t you vote yesterday?
Voter:
I was sick
Interviewer:
What do you look for in the new president?
Voter:
To be a good person who can fix the situation.

Osama Shukri Taher:
Interviewer:
Why did you come here today?
Osama Shukri Taher:
I came here to vote for Sisi because he deserves to be president.
Interviewer:
What do you think of today being the third day of elections?
Osama Shukri Taher:
Well because the turn out yesterday was lower than expected, so we hope today more people would vote.
Samia Mohamad:
Interviewer:
Why did you come here today?
Samia Mohamad:
To participate in the elections as an act of love for Egypt, we are all Muslims and we all love each other.
Amal:
I came here to vote
Interviewer:
What do you think of extending the elections?
Amal:
It is a good thing to leave an opportunity for the person who did not vote to reconsider voting.
Interviewer:
Why didn’t you vote yesterday?
Amal:
Because the heat was so intense, it was impossible to leave the house.
I hope for stability and security for the sake of our children and us.

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Cairo: Evening Celebrations In Tahrir...
By Amir Nabil
28 May 2014

28 May 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Sisi supporters celebrating in Tahrir square after preliminary election results indicate a landslide victory for General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

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Cairo: Morning Celebrations At Tahrir...
By Amir Nabil
28 May 2014

28 May 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Sisi supporters celebrating in Tahrir square after unofficial election results indicate a landslide victory for General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

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Egyptian Elections: Polling Stations ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Amr Kotb
27 May 2014

Presidential elections are being held in Egypt between 26th and 28th of May 2014. Only two candidates are in the run: former army general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and left wing candidate Hamdeen Sabahi.

Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign was not only underfunded but faced an uphill battle against the heavy favorite and former army chief, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Despite the low numbers and resources, campaigners and supporters brought high levels of energy to Hamdeen’s events.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's campaign was much better funded than Sabahi’s. The former general’s photos littered the city as campaigners and supporters sought to draw a connection between him, military presidents of the past, and patriotism.

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Day Two of the Egyptian Presidential ...
By Ahmed Medhat
27 May 2014

Video shows Egyptian voters casting their ballots at a poling station at the al-Baheya al-borhaneya School in Cairo. This voting was taking place on the second day of the Egyptian election.

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Egypt Election: Cairo Polling Station...
Cairo
By Sergi Cabeza
27 May 2014

May 27, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows Egyptian voters casting their ballots at a poling station in the Othman Ben Affan School, in the Shoubra Neighborhood of Cairo. This voting was taking place on the second day of the Egyptian election.

Interviews:

  • Radwa Hassan, University student:

"I am Radwa Hassan,a literature student in the University of Ein Shams, 22 years old, I ask all Egyptians to participate, we are building our country, the people who went down on 25 January and 30/06, should go and vote, each person should vote for the candidate he supports. I ask every mother, father, grandfather, uncle, sister or brother to participate, we have to prove to the world the people who went down on 30/06 are the people who will vote today and make a difference, and to live the freedom and the social justice with Sisi."

  • Riham Hassan, University teacher: "My name is Riham Hassan, a teacher in the university of Ein Shams, I’m 23 years old, I ask all Egyptians to participate in the elections, we are living complete democracy and freedom, we went down in 25 January and 30/06, so we should continue with our revolution and chose the right president who will lead us and make this country an advanced country, and hopefully we will chose the right person, we all support sisi of course."
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Few Turn Out to Vote in al-Sharqiah, ...
al-Sharqiah
By Saeed Abbadi
27 May 2014

May 27, 2014
al-Sharqiah, Egypt

Activist video shows a low voter turn out at a polling station in the city of Hayha, in the al-Sharqiah province of Egypt. The activist shooting the video claims that this footage is evidence of a possible boycott of the election in the city. May 27 is the second and final day of voting in the election.
The video also shows a vehicle with loud speakers promoting presidential candidate Adbel Fattah al-Sisi. According to the activists who shot this video this act is considered a violation of the election process.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

A woman leaving the polling station after voting in the Egyptian presidential elections with one of the female police officers appearing behind her.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

One of the soldiers is playing with a child on the third day of elections.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

Egyptian women taking a posing for a picture with the Egyptian flag and the ink on their fingers after voting.

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Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi...
By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi waiting in line to vote in Cairo, on May 26, 2014.

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Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi...
By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi waiting in line to vote in Cairo, on May 26, 2014.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

one of the female police officers is checking the ID card of a voter.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

A line of women voters in one of the polling stations and it shows verity of clothing between veiled and unveiled women.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

An election worker is helping an old women drop her voting ballot in the ballot box

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voting for the Egypt Presidential ele...
By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

One of the inhabitants of al-Ajooza neighborhood is offering tea for the employees of al-Sayeda Khadija committee

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

one of the female police officers checking the ID car of a voter in Masr al-Jadeda

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

Mr. Amr Moussa the Secretary-General of the league of Arab states is dropping his voting ballot in the ballot box.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

Former prime minister Issam Sharaf is voting in the Egyptian presidential elections

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

Mufti of Egypt is voting in the Egyptian presidential elections

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By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

One of the voter signing the official form to retrieve his ID card after voting

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

A group of female voters posing for a picture in Nasr city.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

A long line of voters in Ein Shams area on the first days of the Egyptian presidential elections.

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Third Day of Voting in The Egyptian P...
By Transterra Editor
26 May 2014

A group of elderly wainting to vote in Ein Shams area.

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Egyptians Vote For a New President in...
By Amir Nabil
26 May 2014

May 26, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video B-roll shows people at a polling station in Abdin, central Cairo.
The Egyptian Presidential Election is being held on May 26 and 27, 2014.

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Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi...
By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi waiting in line to vote in Cairo, on May 26, 2014.

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Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi...
By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi waiting in line to vote in Cairo, on May 26, 2014.

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By Egyptian journalist
26 May 2014

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabahi waiting in line to vote in Cairo, on May 26, 2014.

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Egyptians Vote For a New President in...
By Ahmed Medhat
26 May 2014

May 26, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows people at polling stations in Cairo, Egypt.
The Egyptian Presidential Election is being held on May 26 and 27, 2014.

Maali Zayed, actress:
"We should all participate in the presidential elections, this is a road trip that we should take, I have to tell you that Egyptians didn’t sleep since yesterday, and I am one of them. You know this feeling that Egypt is generating a new president".

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Mansoura, Egypt
By Saeed Abbadi
23 May 2014

May 23, 2014

Mansoura, Egypt

Report examines the views of some young people in connection with participation in the presidential elections in Mansoura, Egypt on the eve of the start of the electoral voting process.
The report shows a clear division within the Egyptian society about whether to participate in these elections.

Speakers:

Ahmad:
I will vote for Sisi, because I think he is the most capable of ruling Egypt at this stage, and our country needs someone like him, someone who comes from a military background and who knows how things work. He is the only one who can rule, there is no one else.

Kamal:
I will not vote because this whole thing is a lie and my vote is not important. The government assigned one of them as a candidate so he would win and assigned the other one so he would make the elections look good. The elections are pointless and we as young men are pointless too.

Nabil:
I will vote for Hamdeen Sabbahi. I will vote for him because he has a great history in the national struggle. In the days of Mubarak, he was able to gather the young men around him. Even though the emigrant's votes were in favor of al-Sisi, the mass of voters is much bigger in Egypt. He is a simple man as you can say. He is one of us. At least he doesn’t come from a military background. He is a civilian, and that is why the revolution of 25 January happened.

Mustapha:
I will not vote for anyone. I am boycotting, because this is not true elections. A man who came with a military coup cannot come and say we want to make elections. I am not convinced. Plus he used to say that he will not run for the elections and he is doing everything for the sake of Egypt, and then suddenly he is a presidential candidate. It is an obvious play. I already voted in the elections before, after the revolution of 25 of January, and nothing changed. Elections everyday. How many elections do we have per year?

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The Sisi Campaign
Cairo, Egypt
By Sergi Cabeza
22 May 2014

The video is about the ways people supported Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Some by themselves, some in a more organized way, but the campaign of Sisi lacked one thing: Sisi himself.

-Popular campaign: 0'00'' to 00'53'' (+ Quote 1'20'')

People hung posters in the streets of Cairo in advance of the Presidential Elections. Many people put their pictures together with the one of would-be presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, in order to get their image associated with the expected next president.

Mohamed Yousef, the owner of a Bakery (bread is subsidiez by the state), is one of those who hung his picture together with Sisi's and he explains that the military background of the former general and Minister of Defense (under which position he ousted the former and elected president Mohamed Morsi, from the Muslim Brotherhood) is enough to trust him:

QUOTE 0'36''

  • Tamarrod Office: 0'53 to 2'31''

As Sisi comes from a military background, he does not have a political party. One of the groups that sided by him, away from the popular campaign, is the Tamarrod (Rebel) Movement, which had splitted itself between Sisi supporters and non supporters beforehand. This group, allegedly linked to the military establishment on that time, collected millions of signatures to force Mohamed Mursi out of office. That move ended in the 30th of June, 2013 demonstrations and the ousting of the democratically elected President 3 days later.

Ramy Salah Eddin explains two things (See script), one linked to the fact that people hang posters on the streets and one about the unique campaign of Sisi, who never appeared in public.

In fact, Sisi didn't appear nor released a program before elections, but his vision. Just media interviews, a couple of Skype connections and many private meetings with businessmen, media men and unions, as well as foreign representatives. Hamdeen Sabahi, the other candidate, didn't see the EU special envoy, Catherine Ashton, for alleged problems with traffic.

Ramy's event: 2'30'' to 3'23''

Ramy, the Tamarrod Central Comitee member, was very interested in pleasing Sisi, and he organized an event in Abdeen Palace square (central Cairo) in support of him. Ramy's Tamarrod office in Sayeda Zeinab had become the campaign headquarters in the neighbourhood and Ramy claimed to have been personally greted by Sisi. The act, which counted also with the participation of the leader of the Gad Party, and Tamarrod's Mahmoud Bakr, was very important, perhaps, to Ramy's political future, but the attendance was very small.

People in Egypt assumed beforehand that Sisi was the only chance, and nobody cared about the campaign. Little is known about Sisi, who made his way through the armed forces. Yet people, believe him, mainly because he got rid of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Timeline:

0'00'' Banner in favor of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed by: World Unity for the Sufi Path. Zayeda Zeinab neighborhood.

0'04' A banner in which people from Sayeda Zeinab is together with the one of Sisi.

0'09'' Poster of a child with Sisi to street level.

0'18'' A banner in a street of Zayida Zeinab.

0'21'' An alley in Zayeda Zeinab, in front of Mohamed Yousef's bakery. He is under the photo.

0'25'' A zoom of the poster Mohamed Yousef has hanging on the street.

0'29'' Yousef checking his notes inside the bakery.

0'36'' Mohamed Yousef: "Because he’s patriot, we have the military organization culture.The one which always built Egypt was the military, the one who keeps it is the military. The Egyptian patriotism and the factory of men is the Egyptian army".

0'53'' Wide outside of the Tamarrod office in Zayeda Zeinab.

0'57'' detail of the Tamarrod…Rebel sign together with the official image of Sisi's campaign.

1'01'' Same than before from inside.

1'04'' Volunteers for the Sisi campaign inside Tamarrod's office

1'08'' Ramy Salah Eddin's banner in favor of Sisi in Tamarrod's campaign to center of the room.

1'15'' Ramy writing on his desk.

1'20'' "I am a special case because I am from the Central Committee member of the Rebel movement (Tamarrod), so it’s normal the existence of connection between us and Sisi, but there are people who put their photos beside his because they love him sincerely and they do this for nothing, they want just say that they love Scaff Sisi and some others who belongs to the former regime of Mubarak because they hope and dream if they did that they could be Member of Parliament at Sisi era.

1'55'' Zoom on Ramy

2'00'' When he renounced from the military (and accepted run for President), the Mushir (Leader of the armed forces) Sisi said that his campaign was going to be unconventional, a campaign which no one had seen before. Why? Because he is the Mushir Sisi, we see him as a unique man, unrepeatable like Naser. When he became a leader, Naser was The Only One and we are saying Sisi is only one. He is different from any one else.

2'31'' Ramy giving an interview in the event he organized in central Cairo.

2'36'' Closer look

2'41''Sisi's electoral campaign event attendance.

2'47'' A Sisi supporter with a tank over his head, a cross, an Egyptian flag and a photoshopped collage of Egyptian presidents, including Sisi.

2'51'' Looking to the stage

2'56'' Most of the place is empty.

3'01'' Ramy heading to the stage.

3'06'' Ramy on the stage.

3'13'' Zoom on the stage from the back of the room to wider view. Empty space.

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Paper kites Supporting Presidential C...
By Amir Nabil
21 May 2014

19/05/2014
Cairo, Egypt
Video shows a paper kite with the picture of the presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi on it in Cairo, nile seaside,as an advertising for his campaign

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Rally For Sisi in Cairo
By Amir Nabil
21 May 2014

May 15, 2014
Cairo downtown, Egypt
Video shows a car parade supporting presidential candidate Abdul fatah al-Sisi in Cairo downtown, Egypt.
The crowds are carrying posters of al-Sisi, playing songs that support him while police is attempting to organize traffic.

Hasan Ali: Sales person in Al Jamaliah:
We are all for al-Sisi, may God help him and we hope he wins.

Shadia Saber: veiled woman who lives in Al Jamaliah
I am participating in the Sisi campaign for one reason only, which is the fact that I think he is doing good work before even becoming president, and all that matters to me is that he works for my country and for the people, he cares about the poor, that is what he is doing and that is all we want

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Voxpops on Security Situation in Cairo
By Amir Nabil
20 May 2014

May 20, 2014
Cairo Downtown, Egypt
voxpops on the security situation in Cairo prior to the presidential elections.

Speakers:
Mohamad Roshdi
Ali Nasser- employee
Mahmoud Mohamad
no name given

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Vox Pops on Egyptians Voting Abroad
By Amir Nabil
19 May 2014

May 19, 2014

Cairo, Egypt

vox pops in Cairo streets on the effect of Egyptian emigrants votes on the presidential election in Egypt.

Speakers:
Hamada Anwar - A Consultant
Mustafa Abdulrahman
Fareed Mohamad Shawki
Soad Suleiman
Zakareya Tawfeek- An Accountant