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Al-Dostour finds participation in elections ‘difficult’ amid security crackdown

  /  January 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The party calls on civil forces to agree on a joint stance on political participation

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Parliament caught in political ambiguity: will the president respect legislative independence?

  /  January 22, 2015  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Experts warn of unfair representation, state control and failing public’s expectations

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SEC to open registration for media coverage of parliamentary elections

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Media should register between 21 January and 1 February

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‘We are the solution’ initiative is positive step, lacks organisation: Ayman Nour

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Morsi’s reign was part of a counterrevolution that started after Mubarak’s ouster, says liberal politician and former presidential candidate

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Brotherhood, SAC call for escalation ahead of 25 January

  /  January 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Groups call for protests under slogan “Together We Revolt”

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Parliamentary elections to start 21 March

  /  January 9, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Voting processes are to be divided into two stages

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Arab League expresses full support for Libya’s Tobruk-based government

  /  January 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Libyan delegate requested Arab states to provide arms to troops to end violence

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Al-Adly’s lawyer to run for parliament in upcoming elections

  /  January 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mohamed El-Gendy will run as individual in Sharabeya-Zawyea district

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Government institution to pay fees for female candidates in parliamentary election

  /  December 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

At least 70 seats for women, Al-Sisi to appoint 14 women, 48 will run individually, says Mervat Al-Tallawy

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Al-Sisi ratifies electoral districts law amid concerns over fair democratic representation

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Regulations do not weigh votes equally and will empower businessmen and Mubarak-era figures, says panel at CIHRS

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Al-Sisi ratifies electoral districts law

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi ratified Monday the electoral districts law after its cabinet approval earlier this month. Under the new law, Egypt is divided into 237 constituencies assigned for individual nominees, and into four constituencies read the rest…

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Three parties withdraw from Egyptian Front Coalition

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Parties cited “unclear criteria” of selecting members as reason for withdrawal

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Shoukry, British meetings tackle international security in the Middle East

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Shoukry stressed risk of third intifada as a result of “provocations” in Palestinian territories

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Mubarak’s former prime minister to compete in upcoming elections

  /  December 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ahmed Shafiq is head of Egyptian Patriotic Movement Party and will compete in Cairo district

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Egypt’s political parties split over new parliamentary laws

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Worries mount over representation in upcoming elections, some politicians believe Islamists will be excluded

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Religious endowment minister welcomes French parliament’s recognition of Palestine

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Vote is symbolic and does not bind the government of France

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Tunisians elect president in first democratic elections

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Islamist Ennahda Movement did not field any candidate

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More Mubarak-era politicians to run for parliamentary elections

  /  November 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Kamal El-Ganzouri served as country’s prime minister from 1996 to 1999

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NGO registration extension period ends under ministry’s recently drafted bill

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

As the 10 November deadline for the registration of all NGOs active in Egypt looms, many rights groups find themselves in legal limbo. A bill was issued in July by the Minister of Social Solidarity read the rest…

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Egypt renews support for Libya’s ‘legitimate institutions’

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Announcement comes days after top Libyan court orders dissolution of Libya’s parliament

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Nidaa Tounes set to take 85 seats in Tunisian parliament

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

While the official results have yet to be announced, the preliminary results show the secular party is set to obtain 85 seats against the 69 of Islamist rival.

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Tunisians vote in parliamentary elections

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Political parties cite high turnout, election monitors claim irregularities

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Supreme Electoral Commission urges voters to verify data

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Date for upcoming parliamentary elections yet to be set

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Foreign ministry welcomes Libyan parliamentary election results

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The foreign ministry congratulated Tuesday its western neighbour Libya after the conclusion of parliamentary elections. “Egypt is looking forward to working with the House of Representatives,” a statement released by the Foreign Ministry said, adding read the rest…

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EU parliament calls for ban on export of military, surveillance equipment to Egypt

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

European parliament passes a resolution on Thursday listing Egyptian human rights violations

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Parliamentary elections process to begin before 18 July: Al-Sisi

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President stresses to US Secretary of State Egypt’s determination to see the “roadmap” through

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Parliamentary coalitions begin formation for elections

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Political parties regroup in preparation for upcoming parliamentary elections

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UK parliamentary group visit to strengthen Egypt ties

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

MPs expected to meet Al-Sisi, foreign minister and other top officials on three-day visit

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Israel backs law to block Palestinian prisoner releases

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  28 Comments

The amendment would give the courts power to prevent Israel’s president from granting clemency or shortening the jail term of anyone imprisoned for murder.

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Shebab launch major assault on Somali parliament

  /  May 24, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Witnesses said Shebab militants, the Al-Qaeda-linked group fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally-backed but fragile government, stormed into the complex while MPs were meeting inside.

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