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Egypt Presidential Elections

Sophia Jones

Egypt Elections Plagued By Low Voter Turnout

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief expected to win this week's presidential elections in a landslide, recently voiced his hope ...

Sophia Jones

'El-Sissi Got Handed The Country On A Silver Platter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- A sense of celebration permeated the scene outside many polling stations here on Monday. People lining up to cast ballots for yet another pre...

Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Sophia Jones

Yet Another Prominent Egyptian Activist Jailed For Protesting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court is sending yet another prominent liberal activist to jail for holding an unauthorized protest. Mahienour el-Massry was sent...

Sophia Jones

Residents Of Cairo Slum Fear The Government Will Level Their Homes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- When Khaled Othman stands in front of his dilapidated house in the Duweiqa neighborhood of the capital's sprawling Manshiet Nasser slum, he b...

Egypt Announces Candidates For Country's Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Home

CAIRO, April 20 (Reuters) - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month'...

Egypt To Hold Early Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | Home

(Adds quote, details) CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential vote before electing parliament, President Adly Mansour...

Big Questions for President Morsi

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Jonathan Guyer

The conflicting agendas of the military, the Brotherhood, and the street will continue to set the stage for the next period of transition. It's not over yet.

All Rise for the People of Egypt

Sami Moubayed | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

The last thing Arab seculars wanted was for an Islamist to be elected as president of Egypt. Having said that, Mohammed Morsi's victory is a glorious day in Arab history -- a benchmark for Arab democracy.

Egyptians Fear Fresh Turmoil

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO, June 21 (Reuters) - Public frustration has deepened in Egypt after ruling generals acted to retain sweeping powe...

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...

Coptic Christian Ex-Patriots Keep A Wary Eye On Egyptian Elections

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Abdel was born into a Muslim family in Egypt but embraced Christianity about 15 years ago. The decision eventually landed him in pri...

Max J. Rosenthal

Voters Express Disappointment In Egypt Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home

CAIRO -- As Egyptians went to the polls on Saturday morning to complete the first democratic presidential election in the country's history, none of t...

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.

Muslim Brotherhood: Egypt Enters 'Dark Tunnel'

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home

CAIRO, June 14 (Reuters) - A senior Muslim Brotherhood politician said Egypt would enter "a dark tunnel" if the Islamist-dominated parliament was di...

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.

Time Bomb on the Nile

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Eric Margolis

The second, decisive round of Egypt's presidential election will be held June 16 and 17. If former general and Mubarak regime stalwart Ahmad Shafiq somehow wins, it's almost certain the vote was manipulated.

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 New President Must Hit the Ground Running or Face Tahrir

Carina Kamel | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Carina Kamel

The task ahead of Egypt's next president is gargantuan. Egyptians will want to see progress and they will want to see it fast, or it will not be long before they return to Tahrir.

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

Sara Khorshid | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
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 | Home

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...

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...

Aftershocks of the Egypt Spring on Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Sami Moubayed

Logical analysis spells out democratic elections in Syria, not too far from now. Syrians are certain that once the violence stops, Syria will march toward a real democracy, just like Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt.

A Secret Report on a Consensus Candidate

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

Before we start supporting the consensus candidate, we must establish that he is completely loyal to us and that we will be able to maintain full control of him now and in the future. This candidate, whom we will make president of Egypt, must carry out everything we ask of him.

Egypt Mulls Earlier Presidential Vote

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home

* Judicial committee overseeing race meets next week * Advisory council meets over two days * Tantawi, speaker of parlia...