Category Archives: Political transition

al-Masry al-Youm: “Morsi Wins” in Second Round of Egypt’s Presidential Election

Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm has reported that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi has won Egypt’s presidential elections.  According to their figures, Morsi showed strongly in Upper Egypt, whereas Ahmed Shafik gained more votes in Lower Egypt but Morsi gained 51.13 … Continue reading

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Egyptian Elections lead to Stark Choice for Voters but Offer Hope for the Future

by Elizabeth Iskander It is now clear that the two candidates who will go forward to a second round of voting in the Egyptian presidential elections are the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and army man and former prime minister under … Continue reading

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Egypt Presidential Elections: A Last Minute Surge for Sabbahi?

Just before midday today results in Egypt’s presidential elections gave leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi a sudden surge in votes and he was reported to have won first place in Egypt’s second largest city,  Alexandria. According to al-Ahram’s website, results are … Continue reading

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Results so Far Indicate Morsi-Shafik Run Off in Egypt

by Elizabeth Iskander In the counting of votes in Egypt’s presidential election that took place over the past two days the front runners, as of 10am Egyptian time May 25, are the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and former NDP member … Continue reading

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Polling Stations Open in Egypt

by Dr Elizabeth Iskander Voting has begun in Egypt for the first post-Mubarak president.  Voting will take place over two days and follows weeks of expatriate voting around the world.  The results of the expat vote have been mixed and … Continue reading

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Fissures Grow Between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Army over the Constitution

Muslim Brotherhood clashes with Army over Egypt’s Constitution MARCH 26, 2012 BY DR ELIZABETH ISKANDER AND MINA MONIR (Originally published by the Conservative Middle East Council) Before presidential elections are due to take place in May 2012, Egypt’s transition timetable dictates that … Continue reading

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Coptic Pope Shenouda III Passes Away

The Coptic Church has announced today that Pope Shenouda has died.  He had been the patriarch of the largest Egypt’s Christian community, the Coptic Orthodox, since 1971. Details are not yet clear but he had clearly been ill recently.  His … Continue reading

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