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Egyptian Elections

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Egyptian Court Jails Leading Activist For Five Years

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

By Shadi Bushra and Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a prominent activist to five years in jail on M...

Egyptians Very Pessimistic Ahead Of Country's Presidential Elections

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

With less than a week remaining before Egypt's presidential election, a new Pew poll has found widespread pessimism among Egyptians regarding the dire...

Egypt's Women and the Military

Nina Burleigh | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

That rarest of birds, an Egyptian female judge, is at the center of a controversy about how the military colluded with the judiciary to keep control over the reins of power even as the Muslim Brotherhood was winning the popular vote.

The Military, the Courts, and the Struggle for Control in Egypt: A Conversation With Khaled Abou El Fadl

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

Khaled Abou El Fadl and I spoke on June 28, at the end of two weeks that were tumultuous even by the standards of post-revolutionary Egypt. We discussed the role the courts had played, foreign pressures on the military council, and the future of political Islam.

Egyptian Revolutionaries Need to Ask What Went Wrong

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

There is nothing "sublime" about what is happening in Egypt. The question which should be asked, therefore, is what went wrong, and what mistakes might have led to the current situation.

Sudan Protests Rage Under Tahrir's Shadow

Shadi Bushra | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

When Sudan was debating the terms of its independence, many Arab Sudanese argued for a union with Egypt, their fellow sons of the Nile. And now, it seems, each is holding what may be its most important demonstrations to date.

Allen West Rails Against 'Radical Islamic Nightmare'

Politico | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West decried the Egyptian presidential election results as proof that the Arab Spring is a “radical Islamic nightmare....

Morsi Announced New Egyptian President

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

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...

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.

U.S. Warns Egyptian Military After Power Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

* U.S. urges generals to 'restore confidence' in transition * Gives Egyptian military more than $1 billion annually * Ba...

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 ...

Before You Vote in the Second Round

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
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.

Egyptians Bend Over Backwards for a President

Adel Iskandar | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
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.

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

This week we're watching closely as Egyptians go to the polls to vote for their next president, as well as looking at results from Algeria's elections...

Egypt's Election Need Not Be So Confusing

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

Searching for the Perfect Arab Democratic Model

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The emerging democratic model that Egyptians will produce will most likely become a model for an Arab world longing for an end to autocratic rule that has left Arabs lagging behind the rest of the world.

To Stop Corruption, Egypt Needs a Freedom of Information Law

Sahar Aziz | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Sahar Aziz

For Egypt to achieve sustainable democracy, many reforms remain to be implemented, the most important of which is public access to information that permits meaningful government accountability.

Five Things to Look for in the Egyptian Presidential Elections

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Neil Hicks

Egyptians will go to the polls tomorrow to vote in their first-ever competitive presidential election. Whoever wins will have legitimacy in a contest in which tens of millions of voters will choose from a broad range of candidates.

A Conversation Between a Presidential Candidate and an Important Person

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

"God bless you, sir. My God, I sometimes say if we had dealt firmly with the kids from the start, President Mubarak would still be honored and respected."

Egypt's Presidential Elections: A Moment for the U.S. Government to Lead on Human Rights

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Neil Hicks

The collapses of authoritarian regimes of the last 15 months should have taught U.S. policymakers one lesson: the old formula of tolerating and colluding with authoritarianism in return for (an often illusory) stability does not work.

The Fate of Arab Democracy Faced With Religious Conflicts

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

In the Arab region, there are fears over the future of democracy, faced with religious, ideological and autocratic conflicts, especially in the absence of a constitution -- or rather attempts to hijack its drafting process.

The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

Ed Koch | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., the New Yo...

Will the US Back Real Democracy in Egypt?

Eric Margolis | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

America's cause is best serve by encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood and the development of real democracy in Egypt. Washington would be wise to press its allies in the military to quickly cede power to a responsible civilian government and relinquish the habit of governing.