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Fourth place Abul-Fotouh: Do not elect former regime figure for president

Others | 30 May 2012
Presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh held a press conference on Monday afternoon to discuss the first stage of the presidential elections, in which he landed in fourth place according to the results announced by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC). .. More

Nour Party asks Morsy to define presidency's relationship with other political forces

Others | 30 May 2012
Sayed Mostafa, the vice president of the Salafi Nour Party, has called on Mohamed Morsy, the presidential candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, to develop a vision for the presidency that would include all political and revolutionary forces. .. More

Vatican says trust in Church hurt by scandal

Others | 30 May 2012
The Vatican, engulfed in the worst crisis in Pope Benedict's papacy, on Monday denied Italian media reports that cardinals were suspects in an investigation into leaks of sensitive documents that led to the arrest of the pope's butler. .. More

Islamists in Egypt Blame Christians for Voting

Mary Abdelmassih | 29 May 2012
(AINA) -- The official results of the first round of the Egyptian presidential elections were announced today, the run-off will be between Mohamed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, and Air Marshal Ahmad Shafik, Mubarak's last PM, who served for less than one month during the revolution and before Mubarak was ousted. .. More

FJP forms committee to monitor media performance

Others | 29 May 2012
The Freedom and Justice Party has formed a committee to monitor media performance, as well as the stance of the party and the Muslim Brotherhood toward issues people care about, said Mohamed Emad Eddin, a member of the FJP parliamentary bloc. .. More

Brotherhood member says bringing down Shafiq a 'religious obligation'

Others | 29 May 2012
Abdel Rahman al-Barr, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau, said bringing down presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq is a "religious obligation." .. More

Nour Party leader: Support for Morsy in runoff not negotiable

Others | 29 May 2012
upporting Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy in the presidential runoff election is not negotiable because it is a religious issue, not a political one, a leader of the Salafi-oriented Nour Party has said. .. More

Brotherhood’s mistakes affected popularity, former supreme guide says

Others | 29 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s mistakes have negatively affected its popularity, said Mahdi Akef, a former supreme guide of the group. .. More

Coptic figures deny links to Shafiq's electoral success, fear polarization

Others | 29 May 2012
Religious figures and intellectuals are struggling to repudiate accusations against Copts that they were the electoral force behind the rise of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq during the first round of the presidential election. .. More

Brotherhood's Mursi appeals to revolution supporters against 'remnants of corrupt regime'

Others | 28 May 2012
Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in the ongoing presidential elections, tried to appeal to disgruntled revolutionaries in an enthusiastic speech on Saturday night. .. More

Church closes nominations for pope

Others | 28 May 2012
The committee managing the papal election closed nominations Saturday afternoon and will announce the final list of nominees in a Holy Synod meeting Wednesday. .. More

MP calls on Brotherhood to withdraw Morsy from presidential race

Others | 28 May 2012
MP Amr Hamzawy called Saturday on the Muslim Brotherhood to withdraw its presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsy, from the run-off in order to protect the revolution. .. More

Brotherhood struggles to form united front against Shafiq

Others | 28 May 2012
Presidential hopefuls Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Amr Moussa did not attend Saturday's meeting called by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) to co-ordinate support for Mohamed Mursi in June's presidential runoff, according to Yehia Hamed, a FJP spokesman. .. More

Jama'a al-Islamiya leader: Salafis betrayed Abouel Fotouh

Others | 28 May 2012
The deputy head of Jama'a al-Islamiya's Development and Construction Party, Hassan Hamdy, called Saturday on Islamic movements to apologize to Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh for betraying him in the presidential election. .. More

Security forces use teargas to disperse quarrel in Minya

Others | 25 May 2012
Security used teargas to break up a quarrel between retailers in the village of Deir Sayeda al-Azraa in Minya Governorate Wednesday. Bladed weapons and firearms were used in the altercation. .. More

Abu-Ismail urges voters to back pro-revolution candidates

Others | 25 May 2012
Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, the Salafist former presidential candidate, has called on voters to back pro-revolution candidates in Egypt's presidential election to counteract what he claimed were efforts to restore old regime figures to power. .. More

Not voting in election is 'forbidden,' says Al-Azhar leader

Others | 25 May 2012
Al-Azhar's grand sheikh said he rejects any boycott of the first post-25 January uprising presidential election after casting his ballot Wednesday. .. More

Christians stand in voting lines to keep out Islamists

Others | 24 May 2012
Many Egyptian Christians felt marginalized under former President Hosni Mubarak and are voting to keep an Islamist from replacing him, out of fear their community would be further sidelined. .. More

We won't return to Tahrir if Shafiq is elected: Leading Brotherhood member

Others | 24 May 2012
Speaker of Egypt's Shura Council and leading Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Fahmi on Wednesday said he did not believe that presidential candidates associated with the ousted Mubarak regime stood a chance of being elected, but nevertheless stressed that the people's choice should be respected in the event that they were. .. More

Former Brotherhood leader to establish alternative group

Others | 23 May 2012
A former Muslim Brotherhood leader is seeking to establish an alternative organization since the Brotherhood “diverted from the path drawn up by the group’s founder, Hassan al-Banna.” .. More

Abul-Fotouh presents legal memorandum to SPEC on elections fraud: Campaign

Others | 23 May 2012
The campaign of presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a legal memorandum to the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) on Monday requesting that legal measures be taken in response to violations that occurred in the Egypt Consulate in Saudi Arabia. .. More