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Egypt Election

It's Official

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president-elect, the former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, told Egyptians it is now "time to work" to rebuild the economy af...

Amid A Divisive Election, Egypt Still Has The Best Sense Of Humor

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.28.2014 | World

In less than four years, Egypt witnessed a revolution, elected a president, deposed a president, and this week is voting again for a new leader. On...

Egypt Extends Voting For Third Day Amid Low Turnout

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — In a story May 28 about Egypt's presidential election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a talk show host spoke on a milit...

Egyptians Head To The Polls To Elect Next President

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's presidential election on Monday turned into a nationalist celebration at many polls with voters singing and dancing for the alm...

Egypt: How to Fix an Election

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Neil Hicks

In many ways, the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, which will take place on May 26-27, are an object lesson in how to fix an election while presenting a façade that everything is free and fair.

Egypt's Sissi Kicks Off Campaign

AP | LEE KEATH and SARAH EL DEEEB | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief who removed Egypt's Islamist president and who is now poised to win the post in electi...

Deadly Bombings Ahead Of Egypt Vote

Reuters | Stephen Kalin | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

CAIRO, April 2 (Reuters) - An Egyptian police brigadier-general was killed in bombings outside Cairo University on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry sa...

Egyptians Begin Voting In Constitutional Referendum

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Egyptians began voting on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military ousted President Moh...

U.S. In Awkward Position Over Egypt

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging the difficulty of squaring U.S. law with national security priorities in dealing with the military overthrow of Egypt's pr...

Opposition To Boycott Egyptian Vote

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's main opposition coalition said Tuesday it will boycott upcoming parliamentary elections, a decision likely to push the country i...

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 * ...

Clinton: U.S. Pleased With New Egyptian President

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

HELSINKI -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration is pleased so far with commitments made by Egypt's Islamist p...

Egypt Braces For Presidential Announcement

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner of Egypt's first free presidential election Sunday, and he proclaimed h...

Egypt Election Results To Be Announced On Sunday

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt will release results from disputed presidential elections Sunday, the country's top elections commission official said – an ...

Egypt Waits For President

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

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

Brotherhood: Army Does Not Have Right To Curb Presidential Power

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

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

Former Mubarak VP Claims Victory In Presidential Election

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was on life support after suffering a stroke in prison Tuesday, deepening the country's uncertainty just as a pote...

Egyptian MP's Vow To Defy Military Council Decision

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO, June 18 (Reuters) - Members of Egypt's constituent assembly vowed to hold their first meeting at the pa...

Egytian Military Issues Interim 'Constitutional Declaration'

Posted 08.17.2012 | World

By The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- As vote counting began in Egypt's election for the successor to Hosni Mubarak, the ruling military issued an ...

Egyptian Parliament Dissolved

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

CAIRO — Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament Thursday and ruled his former prime minister eligible for ...

Egyptian Presidential Candidate Sparks Outrage

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

CAIRO — Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Egypt on Friday to demand that Ahmed Shafiq, a former senior official in Hosni ...

Egypt's Agonizing Decision

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

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

Don't Hold Your Breath for Egypt's Presidential Election

Sara Khorshid | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Sara Khorshid

In democracies, voters know what the president's formal, constitutional powers are. And they know for certain. But in Egypt Egyptians will go to vote with no knowledge of what authorities will be vested in the president.

TIMELINE: How Egypt Arrived At Historic Elections

Posted 07.23.2012 | World

Nearly a year after the fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians cast their votes on Wednesday in the country's first free presidential elections. "W...

Egyptian Voters Flex Their Cheops

Kate Seelye | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Kate Seelye

Curiously, the next leader of Egypt will have to start this process not knowing what powers the presidency actually has in relation to the parliament or the armed forces.