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What Egyptians think about constitutional referendum?

Polling stations across Egypt opened their doors early Saturday for citizens to express their opinions regarding the constitutional amendments, whether by yes or no. The dates of referendum were announced on Wednesday. Egyptians abroad started voting on Friday and will continue until Sunday. If the amendments receive a “yes” vote, they will immediately go into …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Above average turnout in Cairo, celebratory atmosphere in most polling stations

Since early Saturday, the first day of the referendum on amendments to the country’s 2014 Constitution, the vicinity of several schools in the middle class neighbourhood of Ain Shams witnessed a celebratory atmosphere as campaigners and individuals affiliated with the election committees used DJs and nationalist songs to attract voters.   Polling stations all over …

Adham Youssef

Britain heads for ‘hard’ Brexit

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.

Deutsche Welle

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without accountability, checks or balances: Part II

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 …

Daily News Egypt

ANHRI denounces sentencing of Misr Al-Qawia members

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. …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

Where have all the young votes gone?

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 …

Dr Mohamed Fouad