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2 more Islamist parties boycott elections

The Building and Development Party and Al-Wasat Party have announced they will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections and will not support any entity. The Building and Development Party, the political arm of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, said in a statement Monday that the country only sees “staged elections, which will increase the divisions between the Egyptian people”. …

Adham Youssef

What does the future hold for Egypt?

Sunday night, during a late night call to the “Al-Hafez” television channel, I took part in a discussion with a prominent Egyptian political analyst regarding the country’s rampant political polarisation. For those who don’t know, Al-Hafez is a relatively extremist channel that plays host to a number of far right personalities, including a sheikh who …

Farid Zahran

Managing editor Rana Allam

Cabinet reshuffle: Bad News

It was quite surprising to sense optimism in some people’s voices when they received news on the cabinet reshuffle, disrespectfully announced in a tweet by Morsi. All the signs indicate an even worse government taking over. First of all the prime minister remains, which means that inadequacy will continue to be the main characteristic of the new cabinet. For …

Rana Allam

The Future of Al-Wasat Party

By Nicholas Gjorvad After its split from the Muslim Brotherhood in 1996, Al-Wasat Party quickly became the darling of many western academics due to its progressive stance on several democratic issues while maintaining an Islamist identity.  Its stated goal was to unite Egyptian society by forming a political party that separated the Islamic da’wa (calling) …

Daily News Egypt