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Parliament review: The Constituent Assembly returns

This week, Parliament released a report on Wednesday outlining their achievements after 120 days in office, just around a month...

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Abouel Fotouh: Election was not clean

Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh said on Monday that the results of the first round of the presidential election should not...

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After defeat, Abouel Fotouh campaign reviews and regroups

Outside Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh’s campaign headquarters, a fast food delivery man is getting ready to deliver around 50 lunch...

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Foreign policy, a blank slate for candidates to draw on

During the Mubarak years, Egypt lost a great deal of its international clout as the main regional power broker and...

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Monday’s papers: When the mute button is broke

Two days are left until what many expect to be Egypt’s first democratic presidential election, and so the imposed “campaign...

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What do Egyptians want from their next president?

Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed President Hosni Mubarak, and Hamdeen Sabbahi, a lifelong dissident, would appear to...

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Lines blurred at the Abbasseya front

The scene has become familiar: streets splashed with rubble and broken glass; torn down sign posts leading to barricades of...

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Presidential candidates jostle for labor vote

Presidential candidates are out and about on Labor Day trying to gather support from laborers, a key constituency. While laborers...

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On economics, presidential platforms offer broad strokes

The media and economists frequently ring alarm bells about Egypt’s bleeding treasury and looming cash crisis. It is not uncommon...

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Student union elections marred by legal ambiguities

Cairo University, Egypt’s largest public university, voted for its student union this year weeks after the vote was initially scheduled,...

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Hamdeen Sabbahi campaign small, but dedicated

Under different circumstances, Nesreen Magdy would be finishing her third year at university studying hospitality. While the rest of her...

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Sunday’s papers: Presidential campaigning 'begins'

A slow day of political news, but the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi have...

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What's 'left' in the presidential election?

Since 10 potential candidates were disqualified from the presidential election on Saturday, including three anticipated frontrunners, Egypt’s electoral landscape has...

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Shater faces early hiccups on campaign trail

Khairat al-Shater, the Muslim Brotherhood's primary presidential candidate, held the very first rally of his campaign in front of a...

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