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By Wael Eskandar It is no longer necessary to wait for the actual voting process to determine whether the upcoming elections will be free and fair. The idea of fair elections has been dispelled by the manner in which the current regime has operated on a variety of issues. While the counting itself may eventually …
Presidential candidates officially halted their campaigns on Friday to enter period of pre-elections silence
Presidential candidates Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahy officially terminated their campaigns on Friday, the last day before the two days pre-elections silence, stipulated by Article 18 of the Elections Law. Sabahy’s campaign organised a rally in Abdeen Square in Downtown Cairo on Friday. The rally was attended by public figures endorsing his campaign and …
Sisi’s support campaign in Sharm El-Sheikh is coordinated by a former intelligence officer who now works in tourism.
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 …
Al-Sisi, Sabahy hold meetings over their presidential campaigns
Foreign ministry estimates total expatriate turnout to be 315,000, some expats prefer postal vote
New decree sets monthly presidential salary at EGP 42,000
EU Election Observer Mission decide to move forward with full election observation following release of equipment
Some adjustments need to be made after some of the mission’s equipment was held up at the airport and eventually released
Restriction on the importation of equipment hampers observer operations
At least 258,000 expatriates had cast their vote by 3pm on Sunday
Early figures indicate approximately 200,000 Egyptians turned out in first three days of overseas voting
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
On day 11 of campaigning, Al-Sisi receives endorsement of a political party while Sabahy is scheduled to hold a rally in Sharqeya Governorate
By Mohammed Ayad The government is set to remove various heads of its holding companies in a step aimed at restructuring the crisis-stricken public business sector and increasing competitiveness through price adjustment, according to the prime minister’s spokesman, Sherif Shawky. Shawky added that Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb is consulting with Minister of Industry Foreign Trade …
Despite campaign promise to eliminate them, Brotherhood calls for democracy and unity to “remove Egypt from tyranny”
Sabahy stresses that legislative reform to fight corruption is one of his priorities
Party joins group of political movements giving the Nasserist candidate their vote of confidence
Citizens no longer required to register in advance to vote during presidential elections
The presidential hopeful’s economic plan relies on state budget, banks, and investors to finance its projects
Al-Sisi meets media practitioners to discuss his presidential campaign
The Free Egyptians Party is backing the former defence minister; the Justice Party “fully backs” Sabahy
Ahead of presidential elections, voters registration opens, civil society organisations prep for monitoring
Egypt’s leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahy has become the second candidate after ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to formally join Egypt’s presidential race. The Sisi/Sabahy presidential race evokes memories of the farcical Mubarak/Ayman Nour election in 2005. Nevertheless, some perceive Sabahy’s challenge as a brave one. However, regardless of the intentions of the military-backed interim authority and how it …