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A Wise Decision

Last Wednesday, I wrote an opinion piece entitled “A Crucial Year” that dealt, primarily, with the next presidential elections in Egypt in the first half of this year. In the coming weeks, when the official presidential campaign begins officially, once the list of the presidential candidates is announced in its final form by the newly-formed …

Hussein Haridi

Shafiq renounces plans to run for 2018 presidential elections

Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak and a 2012 presidential candidate, announced that he will not be running for Egypt’s 2018 presidential election, in a statement published on his Twitter account. The former air force pilot had announced his bid to run in 2018 elections earlier in November and returned …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: writers support Al-Sisi, say MB backing Shafiq

Ahmed Shafiq continued to receive media attention as he returned to Egypt for the first time since he left to the UAE after the 2012 presidential elections. Shafiq announced his intention to enter the presidential election against President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who is expected to run for a second term. In state-run daily Al-Ahram, Head …

Amira El-Fekki

The Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah announced on Tuesday that he has asked the Office of International Cooperation to prepare a memorandum asking Interpol to arrest former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. (AFP/File, Mohammed Abed)

Ahmed Shafiq announces bid for 2018 election: Reuters

Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak and a 2012 presidential candidate, announced that he intends to run for Egypt’s 2018 presidential election and that he will be returning to Egypt “in the next few days”, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Shafiq said in a video declaration sent to Reuters and a …

Mohamed Samir

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Where are they?

“Where are they? Where have they all gone? Where are all those young activists from the 25 January revolution?” It is a question that I get asked almost every time I engage with non-Egyptians; those based in Egypt or those who live in other capitals. The cynical among them reckon those activists ‘sold out’, and …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the hegemonic state group?

I have mentioned before that the political life in Egypt can be divided in many ways. In an attempt to analyse the political map, I divided it into three major movements: the political Islamist group, the democratic group and the supporters of a hegemonic state. I went into detail regarding the third group, which is …

Farid Zahran

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

The responsibility of opposition

For months, from these pages and elsewhere, I have written a rather large number of articles criticising the conduct and performance of Egypt’s post-uprising political forces. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which resumed power after Hosni Mubarak, gave a good deal of material for me to work with. I knew at the …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Is there no other alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood?

It has been repeated many times in recent months that there exists no alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood in terms of selecting a group capable and organised enough to rule Egypt. Other organisations, it has been claimed, lack unity, do not have enough popular political support, or have no clear vision for a political platform. …

Farid Zahran