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The democratic entities are currently being bombarded with many questions concerning Al-Sisi’s nomination. The questions’ purposes are not answers, but rather denunciation. They are asking: “Will you dare object to Al-Sisi’s nomination?” The weird irony is that Al-Sisi hasn’t even announced his nomination yet. In addition, the available statements for him do not confirm that …
Organisation calls on state to abide by ratified international treaties and conventions
A two-thirds majority of parliament’s 217 elected members is then needed to adopt the charter and avoid it being put to a referendum.
In the previous article, I explored some of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party’s attempts at working on the ground. In this article, I will discuss some of the party’s promotional activities for the constitution. The party discussed voting in the constitutional referendum for about a month, and after both groups (pro and against the new …
What is important now is to move ahead, says ambassador
Abdel Nour affirmed that without cooperation and coherence from all segments of society, government and private sector, the business community and civil society, political and economic success would not be achieved, confirming that the current period would be long.
EU foreign affairs chief stresses need for inclusivity in Egypt ahead of Sunday’s opposing marches
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
The west’s desire to protect democracy and human rights is suspicious, Mohamed Salmawy writes
“Egypt needs to revert back to the democratic path,” is a common line thrown in our faces from every Tom, Dick and Harry across the world. Egypt’s leaders diplomatically respond with the roadmap of election, constitution drafting and the rest of the plan they have in mind. Being on the ground, dealing day-to-day with that …
By Philip Whitfield What’s up? In the media Egypt is fixated with wrangling, fighting and shooting. When you go out people are shopping, mixing and fasting. How much would you give to keep it that way? A million bucks? $29.95 is a steal. Karima Bennoune takes us on an eye-opener. Bennoune is a professor of …
Foreign ministry denounces South Africa’s statement regarding recent events in the country
By Catherine Ashton Even in a country as turbulent as Egypt is today, some traditions transcend the sharpest divisions and provide brief periods of calm. Last week, on my drive into Cairo we saw very few cars. The city’s legendary traffic jams had disappeared. It was just after dusk. People were at home with their …
American president confirms position in a message to interim president Adly Mansour
Fahmy: “It was not a military coup; it was exceptional but necessary military interference”
High Representative Ashton will meet with key ministers to discuss Egypt’s transitional period
El-Zayed: “We will continue resisting until the last drop of our blood”
Indeed, Egyptian people together with the Egyptian state have proved to be much more interesting than the majority would have thought. What happened in the beginning of July was surprising to so many people around the world and once more, to Egyptians themselves. A week ago we were busy debating terminology and whether what happened …
By Sinem Tezyapar “No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation on any other… Each nation gives life to this principle [democracy] in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people. America does not presume to know what is best for everyone.” These statements belong to President Obama, …
The statement stresses the importance of the inclusion of women in the political life in Egypt to achieve an “inclusive democracy”
In an interview with the Daily News Egypt, Khaled Al-Sherif, media spokesman of Building and Development Party, spoke about the current political situation in Egypt, criticising the opposition and calling them “unethical” for not respecting the ballot box.
Army Spokesman further explains “ultimatum” statement
These days, where rhetoric runs high and adrenaline runs even higher, it is worth taking a step back to take a look at things with a cooler head. Having said this, it is worth taking the news with a grain of salt. The latest chatter to have become widely accepted as fact surrounds the mandate …
EU High Representative visits Cairo to meet politicians
Sunday’s verdict could restrict the emir’s authority in issuing legislation and lead to parliament being dissolved for the second time in a year.
Turkey’s embattled government insisted it was “not a second-class democracy” even as police tear-gassed protesters massed in the streets
Figures show dissatisfaction with democratic transition and overwhelming concern for better economic conditions
Report examines several aspects of democratic life in Egypt between January and March
The Emir of Qatar discussed Egypt as well as Syria during his official visit to the US
Students reject the minister’s presence at a conference, calling him a ‘harasser’