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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

Presidential election 2018

The political and media scene in Egypt is witnessing a state of great anticipation following the announcement by the National Electoral Commission of the presidential elections in Egypt, which would be the third presidential elections after the January 25 revolution. Elections are sought to be held between 8 February 2018 and April 2018 if there …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

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: Saalah Eissa mourned, presidential elections, Sinai development

Prominent journalist Salah Eissa was widely mourned in Wednesday’s newspapers. The privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm published the last piece by Eissa who passed away on Monday. The article was titled “Where did laws to liberate the press and media disappear?” Eissa was talking about a promising unified press and media law that was drafted by top …

Amira El-Fekki

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

Salafi choices during the presidential elections

By Nader Bakkar From an intellectual point of view, the Salafi movement is a rich one, distinguished by varying interpretations within the same school of thought and containing both positives and negatives simultaneously. A group of scholars and independent preachers that belong to this movement have preferred to withdraw completely from the political scene and …

Daily News Egypt


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