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Ahmed Shafiq

Egypt's Elections: Lessons and the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
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.

Loser Leaves Town: Ahmed Shafiq Bolts From Egypt

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

CAIRO -- A Cairo airport official says Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister who was defeated by an Islamist in the race for Egypt's new president has l...

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...

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...

How to Spell 'Train Wreck' in Heiroglyphics?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
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.

Egypt Election Results May Be Delayed

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

CAIRO — Officials postponed declaring a winner in Egypt's disputed election on Wednesday, sending political tensions soaring as the country awai...

WTF Happened to Egypt's Revolution?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
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 | World

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 | World

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 | World
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.

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...

Political Party Declares Victory In Egypt Elections

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's presidential election, which would be the f...

Egypt Picks A New President

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptians voted for a second day Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister against a conservative Islamist,...

Egypt Now Needs Activism 2.0

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
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 | World
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 | 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.

Max J. Rosenthal

Egypt Elections Force Voters To Make Difficult Choices

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

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 | World
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.

Fury Over Dictator's Verdict Gives Brotherhood Boost

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

CAIRO -- In a tight race for Egypt's presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood is reaping an immediate benefit from public fury over the mixed verdict agains...

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 ...

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.

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...