Al-Wafd newspaper quotes Badawi in its top front-page headline announcing the party will “Participate fiercely in the elections… False rumors about deal with National Democratic Party.” Al-Wafd mentions that 43.3% of the party's general assembly voted against participation in upcoming elections, while 56.7% voted for participation.
Al-Wafd quotes Badawi as saying that he received 250 requests from party members to nominate themselves in the parliamentary elections. The party newspaper dedicates much of its front-page to the decision to join in the election process. One headline on the front page quotes the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mufid Shehab, "Al-Wafd's decision to enter elections a wise decision, will lead to formation of a strong parliament.” Another headline reads “Brotherhood welcomes Al-Wafd's decision to partake in elections.”
On Al-Shorouk's front-page, a headline reads “Beyond Al-Wafd… Brotherhood to participate…Tagammu Party undecided…Democratic Front to boycott.” The article quotes a spokesman from the Muslim Brotherhood who says it is unlikely Egyptians will boycott the elections. The article also discusses the left-leaning Tagammu Party's refrain from announcing its participation decision and the liberal Democratic Front Party announcement that it will boycott.
Sunday marks the return to schools and universities by millions of students across the country. Al-Shorouk headlines on the bottom of its front-page: “Chaos during first day of the academic year.” The sub header reads “Governorates transport school books in garbage trucks, other schools without books.” According to Al-Wafd's central front-page headline: “An entirely problematic academic year” and “Primary and secondary school students without books, and teachers teach nothing about curriculum.” A photo of rubble and wires outside a school with the caption “schools surrounded by waste from residential buildings and exposed electric wires,” accompanies the article.
At the bottom of Al-Ahram's front-page the following headline quotes Minister of Education Ahmad Zaki Badr: "It is not permissible to force students into attending classes in school.” A sub header quotes Minister of Higher Education, Hani Helal: "Helal: The new academic year will witness development in curriculums and the establishment of new specializations within universities.”
Al-Ahram: Daily, state-run, largest distribution in Egypt
Al-Akhbar: Daily, state-run, second to Al-Ahram in institutional size
Al-Gomhorriya: Daily, state-run
Rose el-Youssef: Daily, state-run, close to the National Democratic Party's Policies Secretariat
Al-Dostour: Daily, privately owned
Al-Shorouk: Daily, privately owned
Al-Wafd: Daily, published by the liberal Wafd Party