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Ganzouri: We will not allow any irregularities in election

Others | 23 May 2012
In press statements on Monday, Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri said the government would not allow any irregularities in this week's presidential election, and would take all legal measures against attempts to prevent citizens from casting their votes. .. More

Egypt GDP grows an unexpected 5.2 pct in 1Q2012: Minister

Others | 23 May 2012
Egypt's economy grew by 5.2 per cent in the first quarter of the 2012 calendar year, the country's minister of planning said on Monday. .. More

National Council for Human Rights calls upon elections commission to extend voting period

Others | 23 May 2012
The National Council for Human Rights (NHCR) called upon the Presidential Elections Commission to extend the voting period to allow all Egyptians to cast their votes. .. More

Egypt military coup is 'very possible', says Mubarak's ex-spy chief

Others | 23 May 2012
Egypt's ex-intelligence chief has predicted a military coup that will eventually pit the country's armed forces against the Muslim Brotherhood and its future "Iranian-style revolutionary guard". .. More

Egypt buys 1.1 mn tons of local wheat, supply ministry says

Others | 23 May 2012
ABU DHABI — Egypt has bought 1.1 million tons of local wheat so far in the 2011/2012 season despite diesel shortages that have hampered harvesting, an official at the Supply and Domestic Trade Ministry said late Monday. .. More

SCAF to issue interim constitution before presidential poll

Others | 22 May 2012
With only two days to go before Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential election on Wednesday and Thursday, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) appears set to issue an interim constitution. The move comes after parliament failed to form a constituent assembly mandated with writing Egypt's first post-revolution national charter. .. More

Committee to count Egyptian expat votes Monday

Others | 22 May 2012
The general committee supervising voting for Egyptians abroad in the presidential election is scheduled to meet Monday at the Foreign Ministry to count the ballots cast last week. .. More

Heikal: Upcoming president of Egypt needs a miracle

Others | 22 May 2012
Famous Egyptian writer and journalist Mohamed Hassenein Heikel spoke Sunday in interview with Al-Ahram newspaper about the progress of the Egyptian revolution and the upcoming presidential elections. Heikal warns that the elections alone will not solve Egypt's problems or the surmount challenges the revolution is facing. .. More

Egyptian presidential campaign blackout begins

Others | 22 May 2012
A ban on presidential campaigning entered into force on Monday with two days to go for Egypt's first election since a popular uprising ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak. .. More

Activists, rights groups struggle to keep Abbasseya detainees in limelight

Others | 22 May 2012
While the country is preoccupied with the presidential election set for Wednesday and Thursday, certain activists, politicians and human rights groups are trying to keep the spotlight on dozens of protesters arrested following the early May clashes in front of the Defense Ministry in Abbasseya. .. More

Elections commission lays out rules for upcoming presidential race

Others | 21 May 2012
The Presidential Elections Commission has designated one judge per ballot box to oversee the polling stations for the election scheduled to start Wednesday, commission Secretary General Hatem Bagato said. .. More

Activists to go on hunger strike in solidarity with Abbasiya detainees; demand end to ‎military trials

Others | 21 May 2012
Several political groups have called for a day of hunger strike under the banner "We are all prisoners under military rule," to take place at the Journalists' Syndicate Sunday. .. More

SCAF constitutional declaration expected to give president right to dissolve parliament

Others | 21 May 2012
The Supreme Council of Armed Forces is planning to issue a complementary constitutional declaration within two days that would give the Parliament the right to remove the current cabinet and form a new one, with the exception for the "sovereign ministries," informed sources have told Al-Masry Al-Youm .. More

Shafiq leads presidential race for second week in cabinet-conducted poll

Others | 21 May 2012
A presidetial election poll conducted by the cabinet-affiliated Center for Information and Decision Support showed Ahmed Shafiq in the lead for the second week in a row with 12 percent, followed by Amr Moussa with 11 percent. .. More

USAID funds Egypt's presidential elections with $3 million

Others | 21 May 2012
The Egypt director of the US governmental aid organization said it has provided US$3 million to the high elections commission to fund the presidential elections scheduled for 23 and 24 May. .. More

Parliamentary activity suspended until after presidential polls

Others | 18 May 2012
Parliament Speaker Saad El-Katatni adjourned Wednesday's session of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) by announcing that all assembly activities would be temporarily suspended until 26 May, two days after Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential polls. .. More

April 6 keeps battle against Mubarak regime alive in Daqahlia

Others | 18 May 2012
Activists from the April 6 Youth Movement are taking to the ahwas, alleyways and marketplaces of Mansoura and its surrounding villages ahead of the presidential election next week with one, clear message: anyone but feloul. .. More

Government approves 2012/13 budget

Others | 18 May 2012
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Fayza Abouelnaga said that the government has approved the 2012/13 fiscal year budget and its investment plan, prior to sending it to military council head Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who would in his turn refer it to Parliament, state television reported Wednesday. .. More

I am unconventional and take risks': Khaled Ali

Others | 18 May 2012
Leftist presidential candidate and human rights lawyer Khaled Ali defended his "unconventional" political stances and his background in popular street action in a televised interview with privately-owned Dream TV, Tuesday. .. More

NGOs granted licences to observe Egypt's presidential elections

Others | 18 May 2012
The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) approved 53 NGO licenses to observe Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential elections, including awarding one to a US civil society group on Monday. .. More

Egyptian court acquits 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during uprising

Others | 17 May 2012
CAIRO — An Egyptian court has acquitted 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during last year’s popular uprising. .. More