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Six months after the UK’s EU referendum and amid growing discontent, Prime Minister Theresa May has now outlined her plans for Britain’s future. Samira Shackle reports from London on the reactions.
It’s been dismissed as a protest vote. But with Italian voters likely to reject a reform package in a plesbiscite, fears are growing that it could signal the beginning of the end of the euro.
A group of academics and lawyers has written to prosecutors to complain about “false statements” made ahead of the UK referendum vote on June 23.
Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union has prompted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut its global growth forecast for the next two years – the fifth time it has dialed back estimates in 15 months.
Theresa May, the longest-serving home secretary of recent times, has been known as a modernizer, an authoritarian – and above all, a pragmatist. Samira Shackle reports from London on Britain’s new prime minister.
“There is a clear danger the European Union will not survive,” former EU Commissioner Günter Verheugen told Deutsche Welle on Tuesday.
The euro and pound have fallen as the Brexit referendum approaches in the UK. With the “remain” and “leave” camps running almost level in the polls the markets are reflecting the uncertainty, as wary voices grow.
The group rejects elections and maintains that ousted president Mohamed Morsi is the legitimate president of Egypt
The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. The first part, published yesterday, addressed the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, below, deals …
The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing “the faulty judgment” issued by Hadayek El Kobba Misdemeanour Court in Cairo to jail three members of Misr Al-Qawia (Strong Egypt) Party on charges of hanging banners and distributing leaflets calling for a No vote to the constitution, among other charges. …
Party spokesman describes the sentencing as “harsh” and surprising
Committee tasked with holding elections meets with three ministries
As I watched news coverage of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, I am constantly inundated with this urban legend that has surfaced following the polling regarding the absence of young voters. Interim President Adly Mansour has recently held a meeting with the youth to discuss this theme; around the same exact time, presidential political adviser Mostafa Higazy held a …
The Egyptian Coalition to Observe the Elections (ECOE) released a report detailing a set of recommendations for future voting
Numerous official meetings urge Latin American countries to invest in, support post-referendum Egypt
Fahmy considers referendum a major achievement for democratic process in Egypt
Foreign ministers congratulate Egyptians on referendum but express concerns over political climate
Al-Nour Party praises turnout and calls for unity
Interim president addresses the nation without resolving the issue of whether presidential or parliamentary elections would be held next
Stock indices register a slump for second working day since constitutional referendum, after hitting three-year high last week
Egyptian voters have approved the Tuesday-Wednesday referendum by 98.1%, officials announced Saturday, and the results are seen as nod to General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi to run for president.
US, Transparency International urge voting oversight, while Arab League praises transparency
By Wael Eskandar A referendum is meant to be a vote by the public whereby they can freely express their position on a certain political matter, but what is the point of a referendum when you’re only allowed to “freely” express one position but not the other? Enough has been said about the referendum to …
On Wednesday, as the polls closed and results started pouring in, a big step in Egypt’s transitional roadmap was concluded. While it was a no brainer that the constitution was going to be overwhelmingly ratified by popular vote, the actual results of the referendum deserve to be analysed carefully, as they do paint a picture of …
98.1% of voters support constitution, says Supreme Electoral Commission
Lack of debate, opposition primary issues cited by US-based group
AFP – At least one person was killed in clashes in Egypt Friday as police dispersed protesters loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, security officials said. Police clamped down on protests in several cities, firing tear gas at the Islamists who aimed fire works at the riot police in one incident, police officials said. …
Spokeswoman refused to take a stance on the possible presidential candidacy of Defence Minister Al-Sisi