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Once again, what about Al-Sisi’s relations with politicians?

A week after dissolving political parties, particularly on 16 January 1953, Abdel Nasser announced the establishment of the “Freedom Authority”, making it a direct subsidiary of the ruling “revolution council” at the time. It was purposely called “authority” rather than “party” or “front”. The expression makes it sound like one of the state’s authorities like …

Farid Zahran

Can Al-Sisi boost the economy with national projects?

The Egyptian regime has, on an irregular basis, relied on major national projects which contribute to boosting the economy and the economic development and raise operation rates. Although some projects failed, the Egyptian dream is still hoping to create a national project. Can the current regime during Al-Sisi’s rule fix the economic growth through national …

Mohamed Ayyad

What students want

The year 2014 was a difficult one in Egyptian universities, seeing 20 students killed inside Cairo, Al-Azhar, Ain Shams and Alexandria Universities

Mahmoud Mostafa

Year End 2014: The people’s demands for 2015

Over the past weeks, Daily News Egypt has interviewed Egyptians from all walks of life and is reporting their expectations and demands for the year 2015, in an effort to contribute to an open debate about the challenges the country is facing. This special issue comes at a critical time. Since the ousting of Islamist …

Federico Manfredi

Al-Sisi ratifies electoral districts law

President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi ratified Monday the electoral districts law after its cabinet approval earlier this month. Under the new law, Egypt is divided into 237 constituencies assigned for individual nominees, and into four constituencies for the party list system, according to a presidential statement. The law also defines the range and elements of each …

Mahmoud Mostafa

Egypt between mediocrity and suspension of disbelief

By Wael Eskandar Very little has changed with regards to Egypt’s trajectory of descent into a social and political abyss ever since its security forces dispersed the Islamist sit-ins using great force and even much greater impunity. The slope of decline into a more oppressive police state has indeed been very slippery and while there’s …

Daily News Egypt

Presidency calls for legislative reforms, compensations for victim’s families

The Egyptian presidency said Sunday that the “judiciary is completely independent”, in response to Saturday’s verdicts in the ‘trial of the century’, state-run news agency MENA reported. “It is not allowed to comment on the judiciary verdicts,” the presidency said in a statement. Referring to the Egyptian constitution it added: “There should be separation between …

Menan Khater