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BREAKING: Mursi, Shafiq officially in Egypt's presidential elections runoffs

Others | 28 May 2012
The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) officially announced Monday that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Mursi and ex-Mubarak prime minister Ahmed Shafiq will face off in the second round of Egypt's presidential elections second round slated for 16 and 17 June. .. More

Mubarak's NDP versus the Brotherhood: Déjà vu?

Others | 28 May 2012
The outcome of the first round of presidential elections, which started for Egyptian expats overseas 11 May and in Egypt 23-24 May, has excluded the two frontrunners of the pre-elections phase: Amr Moussa, who was put first by many opinion polls, and Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh, who was routinely placed a close second. .. More

Court sentences former presidential chief of staff to 7 years in prison

Others | 28 May 2012
Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced former presidential Chief of Staff Zakariya Azmy to seven years in prison and fined him LE36 million for abusing power to generate illicit gains of more than LE42.6 million during his time in office. .. More

Sabbahi refuses position under Muslim Brotherhood

Others | 28 May 2012
Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi said he will not accept a vice presidential position under the Muslim Brotherhood in a raucous press conference Saturday evening. .. More

Nour refuses to back Morsy unless he leaves the Muslim Brotherhood

Others | 28 May 2012
In a high-profile strategic meeting called by Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy, longtime Mubarak-opposition leader Ayman Nour said he would only back Morsy in a runoff if the Brotherhood leader denounced the religious organization and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party. .. More

Essam Sharaf: Boycotting run-off backs counter-revolution

Others | 28 May 2012
Former Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Saturday that boycotting the run-off presidential election or invalidating one's vote "will strengthen counter-revolutionary voting." .. More

Egypt’s top 2 candidates in presidential race reach out to critics to broaden support

Others | 27 May 2012
The two surviving candidates in Egypt’s presidential election appealed Saturday for support from voters who rejected them as polarizing extremists in the first round even as they faced a new challenge from the third runner-up who contested the preliminary results.. More

Election bribes and boycotts outside of Cairo

Others | 25 May 2012
4:00 pm: A supporter of Freedom and Justice Party presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy was distributing meat and sugar to voters in Qena Governorate, according to election monitors with the Hurra Naziha Coalition. .. More

US Senate approves cutting Egypt aid by $5 million, cites NGO activists bail

Others | 25 May 2012
US senators subtracted $5 million from aid provided to Egypt on Wednesday, to reimburse the US Treasury for money it paid to bail out American pro-democracy activists facing charges there earlier this year. .. More

Tantawi encounters awkward situations in poll visits

Others | 25 May 2012
During visits to polling stations on Wednesday, military ruler Hussein Tantawi found himself in a few awkward situations with voters. .. More

Revolutionaries to rally in Tahrir Thursday as warning to army

Others | 25 May 2012
Revolutionary youth movements announced Wednesday that they would rally in Tahrir Square Thursday to send a warning to the ruling military council not to interfere with election results on behalf of former regime candidates. .. More

Shafiq set to be frontrunner in Cairo's Abbasiya district, but not unchallenged

Others | 25 May 2012
The mood on the streets of Cairo's Abbasiya district on Wednesday morning was characteristically pensive, as it has been for the past three weeks since the eruption ofbloody clashesnear defence ministry headquarters between protesters angry with the disqualification of Salafist presidential hopeful Hazem Abu-Ismail, unknown assailants and military police. .. More

Elections commission receives reports of campaign violations

Others | 24 May 2012
Egyptians are voting today for the first president after the 25 January uprising. More than 50 million citizens across Egypt’s 27 governorates are eligible to vote, choosing from 11 candidates. The contest is considered wide open. Egypt Independent will be bringing you live updates throughout the day. .. More

Shafiq denies stroke rumors, says supporters would respect election results

Others | 24 May 2012
Presidential candidate and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq denied on Wednesday rumors that he had suffered a stroke or been the victim of an assassination attempt. .. More

Elections Commission: Mubarak has the right to vote

Others | 24 May 2012
Secretary General of the Presidential Elections Commission Hatem Bagato said Tuesday that ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his son, Gamal, have the right to vote in the presidential election. .. More

Stock market rises, encouraged by election optimism

Others | 24 May 2012
Egypt’s stock market had risen by midday Wednesday, encouraged by an atmosphere of optimism produced by the presidential election, which has so far not witnessed major problems, alleviating investors’ fears. .. More

Egypt election brings hope and fear to historic Shubra

Others | 24 May 2012
As I stood in a line of around thirty women in front of Insaf Siry School in Shubra, the historic neighbourhood in central Cairo, the air was tense. The atmosphere was one of seriousness and worry rather than excitement about Egypt's first democratic presidential election. .. More

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