The competing campaigns of presidential candidates Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahy have intensified going into the final days of campaigning before the poll scheduled for 26 and 27 May.
While Al-Sisi has not made any public appearances during his campaign, posters supporting his likely election to the presidency have featured prominently throughout Cairo and other parts of the country.
Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahy, a dramatic underdog in the elections, has intensely campaigned in a number of governorates and has relied on grassroots support to gain votes and funding. Many of the posters put up by Sabahy’s campaign have been defaced and torn.
Sabahy and his campaign have accused state institutions and media of conveying bias in favour of Al-Sisi, who won a sweeping landslide of votes from Egyptians abroad, who voted from 15-19 May.