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Tarek Al- Awady: the man who chose to throw a stone in the politically stagnant waters of a turbulent Egypt

On 15 November Tarek Al-Awady, a middle-aged Egyptian lawyer famous for defending political prisoners, declared via a post on his official Facebook account that he will declare himself a potential presidential candidate in the upcoming 2018 elections. This announcement comes at a time when Egyptians are buckling under the weight of economic hardships, and elections …

Daily News Egypt

The EU, Bassem Youssef, and reinforcing criticism

On Saturday night, a video of a National Council for Women (NCW) press conference went viral. The footage shows representatives of the European Union Electoral Observer Mission (EUEOM) leaving the press conference after being berated and criticised for the mission’s preliminary report by attendees at the press conference, including head of the NCW Mervat Tellawy. …

Basil El-Dabh

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In Pictures: Sabahy, Al-Sisi exert final campaign efforts before pre-elections silence

Presidential candidates Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahy officially terminated their campaigns on Friday, the last day before the two days pre-elections silence, stipulated by Article 18 of the Elections Law. Sabahy’s campaign organised a rally in Abdeen Square in Downtown Cairo on Friday. The rally was attended by public figures endorsing his campaign and …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah