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299 defendants removed from Egypt's terror list. Tue, Apr. 17, 2018. Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during her visit in Egypt - Photo ...
A young Egyptian journalist believes “stability” has replaced “democracy” as a popular demand in Egypt, saying that those familiar with the political situation in this country were ... El-Sisi's sole competitor Moussa Moustafa Moussa, is an obscure politician who leads Al-Ghad pro-government political party.

CAIRO – 17 April 2018: The detention of Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, president of the Masr Al-Qawya (Strong Egypt) political party, was renewed for another 15 days, pending investigations ... Sabry accused Aboul Fotouh of “spreading fake news” and demeaning Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
This is not the first election that has been dominated by such political parties with suspicions most of them are sponsored to cause confusion, hence split the vote. In past elections some of them would withdraw on the eve of the polls. It is one thing registering a political party and another to keep it running ...
“The idea of turning the coalition to a political party does exist, but it is not being discussed seriously until now,” Hasballah added. ... “Egypt needs large political parties competing in political life, especially in the presence of more than 100 parties that do not have a presence or influence in the street,” he ...
Leaders of Parliament's Alliance to Support Egypt coalition are holding discussions to create at least one new political party from the coalition's own ranks in the ... For Eissa, the coalition has enough popular momentum, which is what any political party needs in the eyes of the wider Egyptian public.

Egypt's political parties are already looking ahead to the 2022 elections, with Moussa confirming he plans to run in the election. Al-Wafd party — Egypt's oldest political party — has said that it would compete in the next election. New party Chairman Bahaaeddin Abu Shoka said he hoped to see stronger ...
A few days after preliminary results of Egypt's presidential election showed that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is close to a second term in office in a landslide victory, Assistant Secretary General of the political party of Egypt 2000, Mahmoud Abo el-Leil, filed a lawsuit to the Administrative Court of the State ...
Moussa believes that opposition to the ruling government must work in favor of the Egyptian people, arguing that the country needs all political parties to cooperate to face the challenges ahead. He has declared the Egyptian people as the ultimate winners in the election and stressed his willingness to ...
Besides offering a neat example of the ulterior motive cliche – with the added hint that the elected representatives of an ethnic minority numbering 300,000 are more powerful than the leader of a mass membership political party on the brink of government – it also falls apart on the facts. For the key prompts ...
The lesson of that history isn't that Egyptian citizens are unprepared for a more just, open, and democratic society. Rather, it's that ... Yet in the last four decades, Egypt has had political parties and regularly scheduled elections, even as the country's leaders have only ruled by coercion and force. President ...
The Egyptian people, whether they turned up at the polling stations or not, live in a different world to that of the media. ... arrival of the elections, which seemed to take even those responsible by surprise, as of the recovery of the political parties and the sometimes extraordinary electoral campaigning.
Three days of voting in Egypt's presidential election ended Wednesday, and there's no doubt about the outcome: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ran with no real opposition. While dozens of opposition figures and seven political parties called for an election boycott and turnout was low, Sisi has support in ...
While there is an abundance of publicity material supporting Sisi's campaign across Egypt's cities, put up by members of Parliament, businessmen and ... The Ghad Party emerged more prominently in Egyptian politics after a split in 2011, when its Political Parties Affairs Committee recognized Moussa as its ...
The organization, whose political party was briefly in charge of Egypt's government following Morsi's ascent to the presidency, has once again been ... was almost as dangerous as it now is to criticize Sisi, Abdel Moneim Said, then chairman of Egypt's most widely circulating Egyptian daily newspaper, ...
Led by Hamdeen Sabbahi, a former presidential candidate in 2012 and 2014, eight opposition political parties and 150 personalities launched a 'Stay ... Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, had won the elections in 2012 elections held after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution that overthrew president long ...
Egyptians living abroad have commenced voting on 16 March for Egypt's new President at embassies and consulates across the world. Egyptians living in New Zealand and Australia were the first to participate in the elections which are being contested by Egypt's current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and ...

“I and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi are contesting the election solely for Egypt, and not for the sake of anything else,” Moussa added, pledging to preserve Sisi's ... “We decided to join the election to offer a model for political party heads who I believe will be encouraged to run in the upcoming election.”
The recent wave of political eliminationism and anti-media repression comes against the backdrop of an already repressive post-coup period. Between 2013 and 2017, Egyptian authorities massacred hundreds of unarmed protesters, banned rival political parties and organisations, shut down oppositional ...
CAIRO, March 26 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday the Egyptian people participation in the presidential elections constituted firm retaliation for skeptics and ... Mousa is chairperson of El-Ghad Party, an active political party in Egypt that was granted license in October 2004.
CAIRO: Seven years after the Egyptian uprising, young people say they feel marginalized and apathetic about next week's presidential elections. ... El-Sisi won nearly 97 percent of the vote in 2014, a year after toppling Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's first competitively elected leader, ...
He urged Al-Hussein to stop attacking Egypt. When it emerged that Al-Sisi was the sole candidate, the Egyptian establishment media reportedly began pressuring heads of political parties to put forward their candidacy, so as to create the appearance of open and democratic elections. One day before the ...
In an interview with Al-Ahram Moussa said his campaign will focus on improving economic conditions. “I have just one message for Egypt's political parties,” said Moussa. “It is that your participation in political life must be more active.” “I wonder why high-profile political parties opted not to field presidential ...
Nashed recommended that political parties develop plans "to train women who aspire to lead a political party." Women have been successful in parliament races, and they can share their experience to help groom potential candidates. Women in Egypt have proved capable of holding high positions, raising ...
The operation was warmly welcomed by the government, the parliament, Al-Azhar and the Egyptian Church. The Civil Democratic Movement, which includes liberal and left-wing political parties, voiced support for the army. Hamdeen Sabahy, a leader in the movement and a former presidential candidate, ...
The Constitution grants the SAC's political parties department alone the right to dissolve a political party via court order. In Shobagy's estimation, if there are any moves to dissolve the Strong Egypt Party, they would only be in the early stages of the process, wherein the political parties committee would be in ...
How do political parties in other countries fare in terms of keeping faith with constitutions? This is a pertinent question because 2018 will witness presidential elections in Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. Save for Mauritius, these are ...
Following growing disaffection with the performance of the current administration of Muhammadu Buhari from almost all fronts, political parties, groups and individuals have been .... The mechanism is not even in place to do such, Their best option is to fuse into a political party and form a common front.”.
“The political environment in Egypt is hostile to political parties and the government has made no concrete steps towards strengthening a multi-party system,” says Al-Sadat. He added he withdrew his own candidacy bid after being barred from meeting with MPs in an attempt to solicit recommendations.
CAIRO - 15 February 2018: Muslim Brotherhood (MB) dissident and former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh has been ordered detained for 15 days following an investigation by the National Security prosecution. He was arrested Wednesday night over six charges, including incitement.
Aboul Fotouh's son wrote that his father, along with six other members of his political party “Strong Egypt” were arrested. All party members have been released except for Aboul Fotouh. The detention of Aboul Fotouh comes a few days following the arrest of the party's deputy president, Mohamed al-Qassas.
The chairmen of seven political parties launched a campaign on Monday that seeks to mobilise the public to vote in the presidential election, ... The Egyptian National Movement (ENM), a political party founded by former prime minister Ahmed Shafik, has joined in the condemnation of boycott calls.
Only organizations actively campaigning for or against political parties or candidates should be required to register as “political campaigners.” If Australia adopts these amendments, it will be following in the footsteps of repressive countries like Ethiopia, Russia, India, Hungary, and Egypt, all of which have ...
Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, security officials said. Security officials suggested Abul Fotouh, ... He vowed to return to Egypt despite signs of a crackdown against his political party. Aboul-Fotouh also added that he will not ...
The Egyptian authorities have yet to officially comment on the video, which has yet to be independently verified. Egypt's upcoming poll, slated for March 26-28, will see incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi take on Musa Mustafa Musa, the head of a liberal political party. Al-Sisi came to power in a 2014 ...
CAIRO — A number of Egyptian political parties, movements and figures announced in January their boycott of the presidential election scheduled for ... legal political party that does not support the current regime, that is not an illegal ideological organization or a cover thereto and that works from Egypt.
Rashad, chairman of the Nation's Future Party, said to Egypt Today that all parties agreed to establish a forum including all Egyptian political parties in the ... Incumbent President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and President of Al-Ghad political party Moussa Moustafa are the only two candidates who were found eligible by the authority ...
There are 104 political parties in Egypt, according to statements by Egyptian parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal. ... "Usually a wealthy businessman endorses and funds a political party, which means that the party only reflects one single point of view instead of upholding the general interest of its supporters ...
Egypt will hold a presidential election this spring, but leading politicians and activists are calling on citizens to boycott the polls. ... Hamdeen Sabahi, Sisi's former rival in the 2014 election, launched the campaign with the slogan "Stay at home," calling on political parties to unite against the president's "brutal ...
A joint statement by eight Egyptian opposition parties was signed by more than 150 pro-democracy public figures, asking citizens to avoid the polls. ... Hamdeen Sabahi, Sisi's former rival in the 2014 election, launched the campaign with the slogan "Stay at home," calling on political parties to unite against ...
Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to ... Those changes would also criminalize gay sex, the bugbear of Indonesia's Islamic and secular political parties.
CAIRO - 26 January 2018: As the election date approaches, discussions become more intense regarding the different opinions of the political parties in Egypt on the presidential election. Following the withdrawal of Ali's candidacy from the presidential race, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Wafd Party ...
During that period the defendants managed the financial, executive and administrative affairs through the implementation of several unlicensed political training programs, research and studies, in addition to preparation and implementation of opinion polls, workshops for some political parties and providing ...
Michael Jansen: Where Egypt stands now ... The Egyptian authorities sealed off Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25th, the seventh anniversary of the launch of the 18-day mass uprising that toppled the ... Sisi has the backing of the Salafist Nour party and the centrist Wafd, Egypt's oldest political party.
CAIRO, Feb 1 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian government on Thursday welcomed the US terror designation of two groups, suggesting both are linked to the ... The US terrorist designations, announced on Wednesday, also listed the politbureau chief of Palestinian political party, Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and ...
CAIRO - 26 January 2018: As the election date approaches, discussions become more intense regarding the different opinions of the political parties in Egypt on the presidential election. Following the withdrawal of Ali's candidacy from the presidential race, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Wafd Party ...
This week, however, Egypt's current president sternly warned the opposition that he won't tolerate their plans to organize a boycott of national elections, after independent ... Sissi's only opponent now is Mousa Mustapha Mousa, the leader of the Ghad political party, which earlier endorsed Sissi's candidacy.
CAIRO - 31 January 2018: Al-Mohafezeen (The Conservative) party, headed by Parliamentarian Akmal Kortam, announced their support to Egyptian ... Most of the prominent political parties in Egypt announced their support to Sisi to lead the nation at this critical moment, including Salafist Al-Nour, Al-Wafd, ...
No serious attempts at forming coalitions between the political parties in the Parliament have been undertaken. These coalitions could have resulted in the formation of two major parties capable of influencing the government as well as motivating independent politicians to join them. Observers of Egyptian ...
Others are talking about drafting a prototype constitution for a single state or forming a political party in Israel and on the West Bank to push for it. ... Eventually, he said, what's left of the Palestinian areas could become part of Jordan or Egypt, or become some kind of “state-minus” with limited sovereignty.


 

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