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White House says it is looking forward to working with Egypt’s new president, but also shared concerns
First draft of the legislation was criticised by several political parties
Violation of law punishable by year in prison, EGP 30,000 fine
Mutharika, the brother of president Bingu wa Mutharika who died in office in 2012, appealed to the 11 other presidential candidates to “join me in rebuilding the country” after some – including Banda – contested the results.
Those who do not participate in political life run risk of being ruled by someone who does not represent their interests, says interim president
Sisi’s support campaign in Sharm El-Sheikh is coordinated by a former intelligence officer who now works in tourism.
Egyptian civil society organisations make 10 demands to the country’s next president
Discussing the changes in fiscal policies, Al-Sisi’s economic platform stated that budget deficit and public debt should return to “safe levels”.
Only one third of Egyptians know correct date of elections
Restoring security and providing job opportunities are the most significant demands Egyptians want the next president to satisfy.
Sabahy addresses controversial topics, while Al-Sisi speaks about development prospects in the Sinai Peninsula on day 11 of campaigning
Presidential candidate vows Egyptian intervention if any Arab country is “threatened”
On day 11 of campaigning, Al-Sisi receives endorsement of a political party while Sabahy is scheduled to hold a rally in Sharqeya Governorate
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar shared his thoughts on revolutions in the Middle East, west and east relations, student violence and the tribal crisis in Aswan
The government’s contract with Norway’s Hoegh will last five years
Pro-Morsi coalition calls for more protests
AFP – A suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sunday killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military base in southeast Yemen, officials said, as government forces pursued jihadists in three restive provinces. The bombing came just hours after three gunmen were killed when they attacked a checkpoint close to the presidential palace …
“My project seeks a successful state with all its sectors, instead of only depending on the military institution,” says the presidential candidate
Cabinet finalises draft legislation creating harsher penalties for sexual harassment
A delegation, led by the party chairman, sought to follow up on interim President Adly Mansour’s January request to review the files of nonviolent arrestees
Presidential decision to subject the draft to societal dialogue is futile, says human rights lawyer
In the previous article, I highlighted the importance of belonging to a political party or movement when it comes to presidential candidates. The presidential candidate that emerges from a party has a certain framework within which he works along with thousands of other members and volunteers. However, a presidential candidate who does not belong to …
By Mohamed Selim On 3 July 2013, as then General, now Field Marshal, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, millions of Egyptians cheered, while others jeered, as they received that expected ruse by Egypt’s most powerful establishment. Nine months after that annunciation, is Egypt better off? The answer is no. …
Voiced concern that voting was tainted by fraud
By Philip Whitfield Gettysburg 1863: Government of the people, by the people, for the people. Ashen, sick as a dog, Abraham Lincoln barely lasted another 15 months on earth. The wireman was away supping. Missed the iconic two minutes: 271 words of epigrammatically pithy eloquence: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth …
Amendments to the Penal Code and Criminal Procedures Law come in the wake of the Cairo University blasts
Nine months ago, last July, when the army backed the people who took to the streets on 30 June and Al Sisi came out in all his glory reading the armed forces statement which included almost everything protesting Egyptians demanded at the time. A specific roadmap was announced and a temporary civilian president was instated. …
The opportunity for presidential hopefuls to announce their intentions is now. So far, two have made themselves known, former Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahy. Perhaps others will announce their candidacy, but it is unlikely that any will greatly change the contest. Most expectations are that Al-Sisi will be elected …
Door for application of presidential candidates opens Monday
Morsi supporters protest Al-Sisi’s presidential bid
Al-Sisi resigns from armed forces; Sedki Sobhi promoted to General and expected to replace him