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Op-ed review: Local affairs ahead of presidential election

Writers focused on various local affairs occurring shortly before presidential election In the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein revived last week’s talks on the Saudi megaproject involving Egypt, known as Neom, where he reflected on the context of the project with regards to challenges such as terrorism, normalisation with Israel, and developmental and …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Writers evaluate democracy amid political developments

As the presidential election nears, the political scene continues to witness interesting turns of events. The past days were marked by controversy over the regime’s handling of political opponents. In Al-Shorouk, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein commented on the arrests of former state officials Sami Anan and Hisham Geneina, and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Al-Sisi in Africa, presidential election

State media focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit on Saturday to Addis Ababa to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. Both leaders of the two main state-run dailies addressed the role of Egypt in Africa. In Al-Ahram, Abdel Mohsen Salama, chairperson of the newspaper and president of the Press …

Amira El-Fekki

A crucial year

The first four-year term of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will come to an end in the first half of 2018. According to the 2014 Constitution, he is entitled to a second and last term. So far, he has not announced, officially, whether he would run for a second term, but the odds are that …

Hussein Haridi

Evaluating Al-Sisi at the two-year mark

On 8 June, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi completed half of his first presidential term, and there are only two years left before he faces a new presidential election. I do not think the coming election will be similar in its circumstances and consequences to the former election that led Al-Sisi to Itihadiya Palace two years …

Walaa Gad Elkarim

In search of alternatives

“Who is the alternative?” This was indeed the most repeated and frustrating question asked by the pro-Sisi camp during the past two weeks, before and during the surreal presidential election that brought a military man to power after three years of calls for democracy. The question is frustrating because this camp thinks that the “revolution” …

Rana Allam