Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news en 2745 register for Egypt's parliamentary elections <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><div><p>2745 people registered for the parliamentary elections in Egypt on Tuesday, according to the Supreme Elections Commission (SEC).&nbsp;<br /><br />Candidates applied in all governorates, the commision said in a statement.&nbsp;<br /><br />The first phase will run from October 18 to 19. The second phase of the elections will run on November 22 and 23.&nbsp;<br /><br />The door for registration will be closed on September 13.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></div><div>This content is from :<a href="" target="_blank">Aswat Masriya</a><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:52:00 +0000 Aswat Masriya 2456946 at sites/default/files/photo/2011/12/14/228/nam_2386.jpg Nour Party excludes Nader Bakkar from parliamentary election nomination <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Sources within the Nour Party speaking on condition of anonymity said the party is not fielding Nader Bakkar, the party assistant president, in the upcoming parliamentary elections, replacing him instead with Ashraf Thabet, from the Western Delta constituency.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The constituency list includes Mohamed Ibrahim Mansour, a member of the supreme body of the party, Nader al-Serafi, a Coptic activist, Talaat Marzouk, the legal adviser of the party, Nader Bakkar&rsquo;s wife and her father Bassam Zarqa, the vice chairman for political affairs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:06:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2456933 at sites/default/files/photo/2012/01/05/69411/dsc0520.jpg Violence down in last week of August, monitors say <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The rate of violence and terrorist attacks dropped in the period between August 21-27, an alliance of NGOs detecting violence rates ahead of the parliamentary elections has said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The mentioned period saw 47 attempts to &ldquo;commit terrorist crimes&rdquo;, according to a report by the parliamentary elections observatory affiliated with the International-Local Joint Mission to Observe the Parliamentary Elections &ndash; Egypt 2015. It said the number represents a 36 percent decline compared to the preceding week.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Attacks against army and police personnel remained high, however, accounting for 37 out of the 47 attacks, a total of 72 percent of the overall attacks.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Violent attacks were concentrated in eight provinces, with North Sinai still the stage for the highest rate of violence at 29 incidents. The number equals 47 percent of the total attacks witnessed by the eight governorates.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The International-Local Joint Mission to Observe the Parliamentary Election &ndash;Egypt 2015, is a coalition consisting of the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) - Norway and &nbsp;the International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights (IIPJHR) - Switzerland. Key local partner is represented in MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights, in addition to 31 other local organizations.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:03:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2456934 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/12/484151/2c694e01-fa43-4a40-9fbd-31cf8060fa5c.jpg Alamein-Wadi al-Natroun road to reopen next week <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Wadi al-Natroun-Alamein road will reopen next week in the Cairo direction after construction on the toll gates are completed, the Transport Ministry said Tuesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Ministry spokesperson Ayman al-Sheraie said the road is 8 meters wide,135-km long and divided into three lanes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He set the total cost of the renovations at LE1.920 billion, including upgrades, toll gates and the addition of a third lane.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sheraie added that the renovated road will hopefully boost trade between Egypt and Libya, as well as domestic tourism movement between Cairo and the Northern Coast.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:50:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2456923 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/08/17/1755/road_works.jpg