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Sisi, who as army chief ousted Egypt's first freely elected president Islamist Mohamed Morsi after mass street protests in 2013, won his first term in 2014 ... Moussa, a little-known politician who is himself a supporter of the president, registered immediately before the close date for applications, saving ...

Egyptian election authorities started counting ballots after polls closed Wednesday in a lackluster vote virtually guaranteed to hand President Abdel-Fattah ... El-Sissi's only opponent is Moussa Mustafa Moussa, a little-known politician who supports the president and made no effort to campaign against him.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are voting for a second day in a lackluster election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win after all serious ... but divisive Islamist predecessor, Mohammed Morsi, and an obscure politician who registered at the last minute and says he doesn't oppose el-Sissi's ...
El-Sissi's only challenger is a little-known politician who joined the race at the last minute to spare the government the embarrassment of a one-candidate ... El-Sissi led the 2013 military overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, and the government has waged a ...
CAIRO — Days before Egypt's presidential election, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's beaming visage adorns billboards across Egypt. His rivals are in jail, the news media is in his pocket and his sole challenger — a politician so obscure many Egyptians would struggle to name him — hasn't bothered to ...

In the case of no run-offs, the winner of the elections will be announced on 2 April, 2018. In the last presidential elections in 2014, El-Sisi won in a landslide after he secured 96 percent of the vote over his sole competitor, leftist politician and leader of the Egyptian Popular Current, Hamdeen Sabahi.
CAIRO – 22 March 2018: A set of renowned Egyptian celebrities and politicians starred in a promotional video to encourage citizens into taking part in the ... ”Four years ago, we all headed to the presidential election ballots, we all gave our votes to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for the presidency of Egypt,” ...
... headquarters, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the general-turned-president, will stand for re-election next week against Moussa, a little-known politician who has made no effort to challenge him. Arabic reads, "Moussa for Egyptian President 2018".
The Egyptians also asked Hamas to relinquish the speakership of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) to an internationally accepted figure without specifying what Hamas would gain in return. They suggested three PLC members for the position: Salam Fayyad, Hanan Ashrawi and Mustafa Barghouti.
Inside, however, there are floor-to-ceiling posters of the architect and longtime politician. Mousa tells the Guardian he is cautiously optimistic about his chances of beating Sisi, despite entering the race after every credible candidate was removed. “We entered with the aim of winning. How we win, it I don't ...
Moussa's candidacy and credibility has consequently been questioned, with critics saying he was compelled to run for presidency to lend the election a semblance of democratic competitiveness. Indeed, many opposition politicians have called upon Egyptians to boycott the elections that they describe as ...
Almost a decade ago, I was involved, among others, in organizing a large political conference in Egypt, in which my former party hosted a few hundred well-known liberal politicians hailing from all continents. At the time, I naively assumed that the Egyptian media would be greatly interested in reporting on ...
Egyptian-Americans will call on US politicians to pressure the Egyptian government to address human rights concerns. ... The two-day training, dubbed Egypt Advocacy Day, will bring about 60 delegates from 30 different states to the US capital on Monday and Tuesday, said Mohamed Soltan, one of the ...
However, she failed to achieve her goal as she was excluded from Egypt's High Electoral Commission. Born in Cairo in 1970, El-Prince went on to complete her PhD in English Literature in 2004, studying at Ain Shams University's Faculty of Arts. After obtaining her PhD, she then worked as a professor at ...
However, Egypt's 2018 presidential election process and the part played by the state in mobilizing citizens to vote have contributed significantly to the ... Many politicians, myself included, supported the idea of participating in the election by nominating an opposition candidate, regardless of the fact ... boycott
Egypt's disappearing voices of dissent ... Of the tens of thousands of Egyptians jailed since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took power from elected President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Aboul Fotouh is among ... The opposition, whether it's politicians or journalists - all need to breathe, to have some fresh air. boycott

Egyptians began voting Monday in an election that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is virtually guaranteed to win -- one that resembles the referendums held by Arab ... His only challenger is Moussa Mustafa Moussa, a little-known politician who joined the race at the last minute to spare the government ...
Thus, a readymade file is created that can easily be pulled out should any politician display the desire, or ambition, to play a role greater than the one assigned to him. The so-called scarcity of political leaders in Egypt is not due to the incompetence of society; it is the result of a well-designed scheme that ...
The dispute over Cairo's street names comes as Egypt's relations with Turkey deteriorate. Relations worsened after the Egyptian Army backed a popular uprising against Islamist President Muhammad Morsi in 2013. Since then, Cairo and Ankara have faced several issues, including Egypt accusing Turkey ...
Sisi was firm in his threats during the Jan. 31 opening of the Zohr gas field in western Port Said when he said, “I am not a politician. Whoever wants to bring chaos to Egypt has to get rid of me first. If any evil force thinks of messing with Egypt's security, I will ask for a second authorization from the Egyptians.
Known to belong to a traditional society, Egyptians have for decades been well framed and politically mobilized by state media. Since its emergence, however, social media has constituted a clear challenge to routine state media practices. Although both channels work on the mission of mobilizing citizens, ...
Head of Egypt's Reform and Development Party Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat called on television hosts and owners of satellite TV channels to receive members of Egypt's political opposition – which incorporates politicians, writers, and intellectuals – to express their opinions on the policies of the ruling ...
Egyptian security officials say police have arrested a senior Islamist politician over allegations that he had contacts with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. ... CAIRO (AP) — A senior Islamist leader detained over alleged links to Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group was referred to state security ...
In November terrorists killed more than 300 people at a North Sinai mosque, the deadliest attack in Egypt's modern history. No one ... “Don't think of trying these things with us. I am no politician. I'm not a man of words,” he said. It was an unmistakable threat. Yet it may reveal more weakness than strength.
“This article states that Egypt's political system is based on political diversity and the peaceful rotation of power,” said Qoura. “We hope that if President Al-Sisi wins he will work closely with political parties towards activating this article.” Akmal Qortam, head of the Conservatives Party, told the Weekly that ...
The Strong Egypt party announced it was suspending activities and said the arrests marked “a complete closure by the ruling regime of political life in Egypt”. The party said it holds Egypt's government responsible for Abol Fotouh's safety. Egypt's electoral commission has vowed to conduct the vote ...
The incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is virtually certain to win the March vote, his only challenger an obscure politician and one of his most ... "Seven years after Egypt's 2011 uprising, the government has made a mockery of the basic rights for which protesters fought," it added.
“Egypt's allies should speak out publicly now to denounce these farcical elections, rather than continue with largely unquestioning support for a government presiding over the country's worst human rights crisis in decades,” the groups said. The United States, European Union, and European states, which ...
The issue even made its way to Egypt's House of Representatives, with politician Mustafa Bakri claiming the show 'deliberately abused' Egyptian women, portraying them as 'treacherous and distasteful'. He said: 'The Egyptian parliament will not remain silent on insulting Egyptian women.' SNL Arabia ...
In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet ... The incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is virtually certain to win the March vote, his only challenger an obscure politician and ...
Egyptians will head to the polls March 26-28 to cast their votes in a presidential election that critics in and outside of Egypt have branded a "sham." Political analysts say the ... Moussa Mustafa Moussa, the rival contender in question, is a little-known politician who heads the centrist Al Ghad Party. Moussa's ...
The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a national hit.
Egypt's presidential election is a "referendum with guaranteed results" for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according to a leading opposition figure. In an interview with Al ... The vote sees Sisi running for re-election against Moussa Moustafa Moussa, a little-known, pro-Sisi politician. Moussa, leader of the ...
Despite all their Fire and Fury, Egypt's politicians have failed to address the American voters' most pragmatic question: how does giving money to Egypt serve American interests? History shows the aid to Egypt has protected American interests immensely. Egypt was the first country to strike a peace deal ...
"The European Parliament … calls for the end to all acts of violence, incitement and hate speech, reminding the Egyptian government that the universal protection of human rights and long-term prosperity go hand in hand," it said. A sharp rise in executions has taken place in Egypt since President Abdel ...
Moussa Mostafa, a little-known Egyptian politician and a staunch supporter of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, has said his bid to challenge the former general in presidential elections is not a face saver. In January, Mostafa, the head of the small al-Ghad Party, filed a last-minute bid for the March vote, ...
Egypt's general prosecution has ordered an official investigation into a number of opposition politicians who are boycotting next month's presidential election, as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi looks set to extend his term. Nabil Sadeq, Egypt's prosecutor general, said in a statement on Monday that 13 ...
The accused individuals include former presidential candidate and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi. The lawsuit demands the authorities ... The commission announced that the 2018 presidential election would begin abroad on 16 March and on 26 March within Egypt. The election abroad will take place ...
Egypt's National Electoral Authority announced on Tuesday the preliminary list of candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for the end of March, ... Speaking at a press conference, Abu Shoka indicated that Sisi is not responsible for politicians' "reluctance to engage in political life, the blame ...
Its decline speaks to the restless state of the modern Middle East, and the decline in Egypt's influence over it today. Arabic is sometimes ... After all, even educated Egyptian politicians happily sprinkle debates with more dialect than their counterparts in the Gulf or Morocco. Writers do too. Throughout the ...
Last-Minute Candidate Mousa Mostafa Mousa to Run in Egypt's 2018 Presidential Elections. Egyptian Streets ... Egyptian politician and chairperson of the al-Ghad Party Mousa Mostafa Mousa submits his presidential candidacy papers minutes before the closure of the candidacy nomination period.
The cartoon bear, according to Ghonim, would be a better option than politicians who are corrupt and disliked. In the current Egyptian context, the bear would be made of Egyptian cotton and it would be better than “a background actor coming to play a role in the comical play that is the [Egyptian] election,” ...
25, 2011, an uprising was initiated that prompted millions of Egyptians to demonstrate against former President Hosni Mubarak and his regime, and that eventually led many Egyptians, ... Mohammed Nosseir, a liberal politician from Egypt, is a strong advocate of political participation and economic freedom.
24 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian presidential hopeful Khaled Ali announced Wednesday his withdrawal from the 2018 presidential elections "due to the lack of guarantees of fair electoral ... Ali, a prominent opposition politician and lawyer, announced in November last year his intention to join the presidential race.
In a statement marking the 7th anniversary of Egypt's 25 January Revolution, Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, ... “Seven years ago this week,” explained the Republican politician, “the Egyptian people inspired the world with their nonviolent revolution that ...
The upcoming presidential elections, scheduled on 16, 17 and 18 March, are Egypt's third since the January 25 uprising. The latest was held in 2014, resulting in Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assuming office after he secured 96 percent of the vote, beating his sole competitor, leftist politician and ...
Egyptian dissident politician Ayman Nour, owner and manager of Al-Sharq TV, was accused by the channel's staff and general assembly of “robbing” ... of the party's president, Fouad Serageldin, and then he joined the Egypt's Party, where he was elected as president, and then he founded the Tomorrow ...
Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) said on Saturday that 650,000 endorsements have been submitted by citizens nationwide for around 23 ... held in 2014, where Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi secured 96 percent of the vote over his sole competitor, leftist politician and leader of the Egyptian Popular Current ...
We Egyptians often want the entire world to fully comply with our perspective, and when this isn't the case we cease our political efforts until other countries adhere to our political ... Mohammed Nosseir, a liberal politician from Egypt, is a strong advocate of political participation and economic freedom.


 

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