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Egypt Constitution

A Tale of Two Countries: Constitutional Reform in the Middle East

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Tom Ginsburg

As Tunisia and Egypt move a step closer toward completing constitutions this week, their experiences highlight the divergent fates of the Arab region's Islamist movements, resulting from the wise and foolish political choices of each country's political elites.

Polls In Egypt Close After Final Day Of Referendum

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Polls across Egypt closed on Wednesday evening after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could p...

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Cast Votes On Proposed Constitution As Military Suppresses Opposition | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Amid massive troop deployment Tuesday, Egyptians lined up outside polling stations around the country to cast their votes at the start of a t...

Egypt Apologizes For Embarrassing Constitution Banner

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has apologized for a banner promoting the new constitution that misspelt the word "Egyptians" and carried images of foreigners...

Papers Please

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Neda Najibi

Papers? What are they? They have none. They live in the shadows of the Pyramids. They walk through the ancient bazaars filled with familiar aromas: fresh baked bread, herb-scented clothing, and spice-filled air.

Egypt Begins Amending Constitution Despite Political Divisions

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

* New constitution would open way for fresh elections * Muslim Brotherhood refuses to back down, stages rallies * Saudi ...

Egypt: Haven't We Learned Our Lesson!

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Jehan S. Harney

After the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, the interim declaration should have clearly spelled out the ultimate vision for the new Egypt: A country based on humanity, equality, justice, and freedom for all.

Egypt To Hold Parliamentary Elections In About Six Months

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

(Reuters) - Egypt will hold new parliamentary elections once amendments to its suspended constitution are approved in a referendum, the interim head o...

Using the C-word About Egypt

Maryam Abolfazli | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Maryam Abolfazli

I woke up the other morning hoping my Facebook newsfeed was not still asking this question. But it was. My friend texted me, "is this a coup?" "Tec...

Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure: the Problem With the Egyptian Constitution

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though this matter is not at the heart of the country's current crisis, marked by rampant insecurity and economic statis, the ambiguities contained in the Constitution may cause serious problems in the future.

Egyptian Opposition Complaints Of Voting Irregularities

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Egyptian judges were on Monday investigating complaints of voting irregularities before decl...

Egyptian Voters Appear To Approve Controversial Constitution

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

* Early indications suggest measure will pass * Constitution backed by 57 percent in first round vote * Rights groups re...

Egyptian Islamists And Opponents Clash In Alexandria

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

By Tamim Elyan ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents hurled rocks at each oth...

Egypt's Opposition Vows To Continue Constitution Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Egypt's opposition, facing defeat over a new constitution in a referendum this weekend, urged...

Egypt's Military Still Plays Kingmaker

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

Nearly two years since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the deep state of Egypt's military-security establishment remains largely intact. For now, the military has publicly recused, but not removed, itself from the political process.

'There Will Be A Lot Of Blood'

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

By Giles Elgood CAIRO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A leading opposition figure warned of more blood on the streets when Egyptians vote on a new...

IMF Delays Egypt Loan Amid Deepening Crisis

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A vital $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan to Egypt will be delayed until next month, its finance minister said...

Whither Mohammed Morsi and His Muslim Brotherhood?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

Will the Muslim Brotherhood adopt the same tactics Hosni Mubarak used for three decades to sustain absolute power, in this case hiding their intentions behind the pretext that "free elections equal full democracy"?

Morsi Annuls Controversial Decree, But Pushes Referendum

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled a decree that gave him sweeping powers and sparked huge protests, but did no...

The Real Winner in the Egyptian Constitution? The Military

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

While controversy swirls around the reach of Islam and the scope of presidential power in Egypt's proposed constitution, the primary beneficiaries of the new Constitution -- the military -- are flying under the radar

Protestors Break Through Presidential Palace Barriers

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and ...

Cairo Protester: 'There's A Huge Backlash Towards America Right Now'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

As more than 100,000 Egyptians marched on the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday over President Mohammed Morsi's recent seizure of nearly unrestr...

Morsi: 'There Is No Place For Dictatorship'

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday...

Egyptian Lawmakers Finalize Constitution

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist-led constituent assembly finalised a new constitution on Friday and will send it to the president for him...

You Can Have Your Constitution and We Will Have the Revolution

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

Write the constitution as you wish, but it will remain your constitution. You will not be able to impose it on the people. The revolution will continue until it frees Egypt of despotism and restores authority to the people, regardless of the deal between the Brotherhood and the military.