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April 18, 2011, Egypt - "Poll: 80% of Egyptians favor cancelling daylight saving time", Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Ramesses II Temple at Abu Simbel, Nubia, southern Egypt,
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An Egyptian government poll posted on its website showed 80 percent of participants want to cancel daylight saving time, which usually starts in Egypt from the end of April to the end of September.

Ahmed al-Semman, the prime ministerís media adviser, said the government is working on a draft law to cancel daylight saving time after it brought no economic or electrical benefits.

Seventeen percent opposed and 3 percent neutral to cancelling daylight saving time, enacted in 1988.

Al-Semman told reporters Sunday that daylight saving time disturbs the dates of arrivals and departures at the airports. He said the draft law will be reviewed by the cabinet in its next meeting.

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