Elections in Egypt

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2012
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Comrades from Cairo To you at whose side we struggle, From the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, the powers that be have launched a vicious counter-revolution to contain our struggle and subsume it by drowning the people’s voices in a process of meaningless, piecemeal political reforms. This proc...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 28th, 2010
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Egypt will hold its presidential election in September next year and the ruling party will meet by July to choose its candidate, the party’s policy chief — the president’s son Gamal Mubarak — said on Monday. The approach of the election has prompted speculation over whether Pr...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 23rd, 2010
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Egypt’s opposition Muslim Brotherhood says it will shift its political struggle to the streets after elections that were “rigged” to ensure the movement was ejected from parliament. Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie said the group would use peaceful means of dissent against a parliam...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 12th, 2010
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Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday dismissed allegations that last month’s parliamentary election was rigged and said any violations were too minor to undermine its legitimacy. Analysts say Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) was eager to remove opponents from pa...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 30th, 2010
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Washington – The United States said on Monday reports of “irregularities” in Egypt’s parliamentary elections raise questions about the “fairness and transparency” of the process. “We are disappointed by reports in the pre-election period of disruption of camp...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 29th, 2010
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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday a “rigged” election had all but wiped out its presence in parliament, virtually eliminating opposition to President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party before next year’s presidential vote. Opposition charges of ballot stuffing, bullyin...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 25th, 2010
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A leading member of Egypt’s ruling party said in an interview that the constitution would not be changed before the 2011 presidential election, quashing opposition calls for reforms it sees as crucial to a fair vote. Safwat el-Sherif, secretary-general of President Hosni Mubarak’s Nationa...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 23rd, 2010
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Members of Egypt’s ruling party and opposition Muslim Brotherhood accused each other of stoking violence before Sunday’s parliamentary election, when the ruling party is expected to sweep to victory as it has for decades. Clashes are common at Egyptian elections and several people were ki...
By benim
In Analysis
Nov 22nd, 2010
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Prospective candidates for Egypt’s opposition Muslim Brotherhood ran into a police cordon when they tried to register in Fayoum, an oasis city south of Cairo, to run in the November 28 parliamentary election. The hopefuls, who list themselves as independents to skirt a ban on the group, jostled...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 16th, 2010
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The United States on Monday said Egypt should allow peaceful political gatherings, open media coverage and international observers in the run up to its November 28 parliamentary election. Egypt’s rights record has been criticized by allies and international human rights groups that say the auth...