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Egypt Vote

It's Official

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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...

Official: Egyptian Constitution Backed By Majority Of Voters

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country's new constitution have backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian offi...

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...

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...

Egypt Cancels Vote Date

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

CAIRO, March 7 (Reuters) - Egypt's election committee has scrapped the dates set for a parliamentary vote after a court ordered the cancellation of ...

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 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...

Egyptians Vote On Divisive Constitution

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist-backed constitution received a "yes" majority in a final round of voting on a referendum that saw a low voter turnout, ...

Egypt's Military Rulers Vow To Transfer Power By End Of June

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

CAIRO — Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi claimed a hollow victory Monday in Egypt's presidential vote just hours after the country's military r...

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...

Candidates File Appeals, Charge Fraud In Egyptian Elections

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

CAIRO — Three top candidates in Egypt's presidential race filed appeals to the election commission ahead of the deadline Sunday, alleging violat...

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.

'No One Can Now Take This Right Away'

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood quickly staked a claim Thursday for its candidate to advance to a runoff vote, saying its exit polls showed him l...

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...

Egypt Will Hold Presidential Election In May

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

CAIRO, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Egypt's presidential election will be held over two days starting May 23, the state election committee said on Wednesday, ...

Egypt Speeds Preparations For Presidential Elections

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military leader told electoral officials Monday to speed preparations for presidential elections after a new eruption of street ...

Egypt Mulls Earlier Presidential Vote

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

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

PHOTOS: Egypt's New Parliament Holds First Session

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

CAIRO — It was a raucous beginning Monday for Egypt's first democratically elected parliament in 60 years. Islamist lawmakers added religious r...

Egyptian Islamists Secure 75 Percent Of Parliament

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

BY AYA BATRAWY -- The Associated Press...

Egyptians Return To Polls

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egyptians turned out in large numbers Wednesday for a second round of parliamentary elections, with Islamists looking to boost their alr...

Egypt's Top Reformist Leader: Vote 'Decimated' Liberals

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and MARJORIE OLSTER | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's top reformist leader said Sunday the liberal youth behind the country's uprising have been "decimated" in parliamentary election...

Ultraconservative Islamist Movement Makes Electoral Debut

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt's first parliamentary elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak brought the political debut of a potentially powerful ...