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Ahmed Shafiq

Egypt's Elections: Lessons and the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
James Zogby

President-elect Morsi now has a mandate to govern. But he would be wise to proceed with caution. Egypt's nascent democracy is still a work in progress. There are clearly two poles in the contest for power -- and an emergent third pole in the making.

Egypt Continues to Make History: Continued Engaged Citizenship to Carry Her Revolution

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Lamees El-sadek

The 48.3 percent of Egyptians who voted for Ahmed Shafiq are certainly disappointed with Shafiq's election loss, but 100 percent of Egyptians should have fierce pride for what the world witnessed on June 24, 2012.

Morsi Announced New Egyptian President

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

After days of delay for the results of its presidential runoff, Egypt has announced Mohammed Morsi as the winner of the election and the country's new...

Egypt Waits For President

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

By Tamim Elyan and Alastair Macdonald CAIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Egyptians were waiting for a president on Saturday, the first they ha...

How to Spell 'Train Wreck' in Heiroglyphics?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

One thing is clear from the incredible events that have taken place in Cairo in recent days: Egypt's popular revolution has been abducted by unelected military officers.

WTF Happened to Egypt's Revolution?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Though the military promised a transition to democracy through a three-stage election process, it has now delegitimized its own proposed process, proving the elections were nothing more than a charade.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WTF Happened To Egypt's Revolution?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

For more than six decades, Egypt has been ruled by a military dictatorship led by Hosni Mubarak, a military man that U.S. administrations long propped...

Brotherhood: Army Does Not Have Right To Curb Presidential Power

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home

By Dina Zayed and Tamim Elyan CAIRO, June 19 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared on Tuesday it did not want a confrontatio...

The Phenomenon of the Tame Citizens of Egypt

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

While revolutionary Egyptians have set for the whole world an example of courage and sacrifice for the sake of freedom and dignity, the tame citizens have not understood the revolution and did not need it. In fact, they do not deserve it.

Egyptian Military Seizes Power: Is This Democracy?

John L. Esposito | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
John L. Esposito

One can hope that the Brotherhood is learning quickly that political coalitions are important when governing, and not only when revolting against authoritarianism, but one thing is clear: This can only be tested once the military goes back to its barracks.

Egypt Now Needs Activism 2.0

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Depressed, disillusioned and detracted from the political debates, many Egyptians are disappointed that they are left with a choice to pick between "the lesser of two evils."

Egypt Voted for Chaos

Nadine Wahab | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Nadine Wahab

Everyone wants to believe that Egyptians are participating in a democratic transition, but this is a game with no rules and shifting goal posts.

Before You Vote in the Second Round

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

What legitimacy will the president have if the number of invalid votes is greater than the number of votes in his favor? The revolution will continue until we force the Military Council to hold the proper and fair elections that Egypt deserves after the revolution.

Max J. Rosenthal

Egypt Elections Force Voters To Make Difficult Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

CAIRO -- With only two days before the final vote in Egypt's first-ever presidential election, the former revolutionaries who helped make this moment ...

The Wonderful Disaster That Is Egypt's Presidential Election

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Matthew VanDyke

Whoever wins this election, everybody loses. A Shafiq victory ensures continued unrest that will decimate Egypt's economy. A victory by Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, would give Islamists control of both the presidency and the parliament.

Egyptians Bend Over Backwards for a President

Adel Iskandar | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Adel Iskandar

As people's dislike for both Shafiq and Morsy deepens, and with Sabbahi's popularity continuing to soar, many are praying for a miracle. Yet there is not good outcome. Instead, it is between bad and worse.

Egypt's Agonizing Decision

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home

By Shaimaa Fayed and Dina Zayed CAIRO, May 28 (Reuters) - Egypt's electoral committee declared on Monday that a run-off for the presid...

Egypt's Election Need Not Be So Confusing

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Many Egyptians may feel confused about what the presidential election means for them and for their country. But there is a time when every revolution reaches the critical pivot point when it should transition from dismantling the past to building a better future. This is that time.

Who Will Be Egypt's Next President?

Annelle Sheline | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Annelle Sheline

All of these candidates express support for Egypt's international commitments, such as the peace treaty with Israel, although Aboul Fotouh has said that he would put the treaty before a public referendum, and Sabahi has suggested the same.

Are the Egyptian Elections Fair?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

Egyptians are in a situation they have never known before: for the first time they are taking part in a presidential election without knowing in advance who the next president will be. But the question remains: are these elections really fair?

Polls Open In Historic Egypt Elections

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home

By Edmund Blair CAIRO, May 23 (Reuters) - Egyptians queued patiently to vote on Wednesday, eager to pick their leader for the first ti...

Vote Won't Erase Mubarak Memories

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home

By Shaimaa Fayed CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - Egypt holds its first genuinely contested presidential election this week, but Amr Adel bel...

Meet Egypt's New Prime Minister

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military rulers appointed the first post-Hosni Mubarak prime minister Thursday, replacing an air force pilot close to the ousted ...

Protesters Say Egypt Military Using Force

Reuters | By Marwa Awad and Dina Zayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

* Protesters say military fires shots into air * Thousands in Tahrir Square had called for new cabinet * Egyptian investigators detain former inform...

Egypt To Release Hundreds Of Political Prisoners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Saturday Egypt would release more than 200 political prisoners, saying only a few were de...