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Sabbahi hopes to form political bloc for parliamentary elections

Others | 20 June 2012
Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi has said he is working to form a large, organized political group that might include his Karama Party and Mohamed ElBaradei’s Constitution Party. .. More

Revolutionary forces call for mass protest against 'coup d'état'

Others | 20 June 2012
Revolutionary groups will participate in Tuesday's planned nationwide protests against the military junta's recent moves to strip the incoming president of real power via an addendum to the country's temporary constitution. .. More

Legal expert criticizes former MPs for attempting to enter Parliament

Others | 20 June 2012
A legal expert has described the attempt by two MPs to enter the Parliament building after a court ruling ordered Parliament’s dissolution as “a grave mistake and an insult to the state and law.” .. More

Egypt's SPEC announces final expat vote results, still counting in 14 governorates

Others | 20 June 2012
Farouq Sultan, head of Egypt's Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC), on Monday announced that procedures for determining final vote counts in Egypt's recently concluded presidential runoff were still underway in 14 governorates. .. More

Elections commission says not responsible for unofficial election results

Others | 20 June 2012
The Presidential Elections Commission is not responsible for results announced by presidential candidates’ campaigns, a commission member said Monday. .. More

Gheriany heads Constituent Assembly

Others | 19 June 2012
ossam al-Gheriany, head of both the Supreme Judicial Council and the Court of Cassation, won the presidency of the Constituent Assembly on Monday. .. More

Egypt’s SCAF forms National Defence Council without revealing its duties

Others | 19 June 2012
Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has formed a National Defence Council, as announced on Thursday, 14 June, in the official state gazette, which publishes any new constitutional or legislative documents when they are issued. .. More

Lawyer files suit against military council over Constitutional Declaration

Others | 19 June 2012
A lawsuit demanding the cancellation of the complementary constitutional declaration issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces was submitted on Monday to the administrative court. .. More

Egypt's new president won't be a cipher, claims ruling junta

Others | 19 June 2012
Changes made to Egypt's temporary constitution on Sunday have not stripped the country's incoming president of powers, Major Mamdouh Shahin of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) said at a press conference Monday. .. More

Shafiq is winning, say his campaign

Others | 19 June 2012
Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq’s account of the election runoff outcome remains at odds with the Muslim Brotherhood’s announcement, as Egyptian people await anxiously to learn who will be the first elected president following Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. .. More

SCAF to amend Constitutional Declaration to gain legislative, financial powers

Others | 18 June 2012
The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will introduce amendments to the Constitutional Declaration, issued in March 2011, to expand its powers following the Supreme Constitutional Court’s order to dissolve parliament, military sources told AFP. .. More

Egyptian voters see invisible hand guiding Shafiq to power

Others | 18 June 2012
"Why should I vote? My vote doesn't count and the picture is very clear – they want (Ahmed) Shafiq and they are going to make him the next president whoever we vote for," said Hussein, a Cairo taxi driver. .. More

Sporadic violence seen on the second day of presidential runoffs

Others | 18 June 2012
The second day of Egypt’s presidential runoffs has seen a number of clashes between supporters of the two candidates, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy. .. More

First day of presidential runoffs reflects Egypt’s troubled transition

Others | 18 June 2012
The last round of Egypt’s presidential elections kicked off Saturday amid speculations that the results may deal the last blow to the January 25 revolution and tighten the grip of the military junta on the helm of state. .. More

Morsy campaign: Already marked ballots were printing error

Others | 18 June 2012
A Freedom and Justice Party representative said party workers observed campaign violations throughout the morning of the first day of the runoff election between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. .. More

Court acquits 4 Daqahlia police officials on charge of killing protesters

Others | 15 June 2012
Mansoura Criminal Court on Thursday acquitted four Daqahlia police officials accused of killing and injuring demonstrators during the 25 January 2011 uprising. .. More

Three more liberal members withdraw from Egypt's Constituent Assembly

Others | 15 June 2012
At a joint press conference on Thursday, three prominent public figures announced their withdrawal from Egypt's Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution. The three figures are: Abdel Galil Mostafa, general coordinator for the National Association for Change reform movement; constitutional law expert Gabr Nassar; and Christian thinker Samir Marcus. .. More

Rights advocates challenge military powers to arrest civilians in court

Others | 15 June 2012
Former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, a number of human rights organizations and others have filed lawsuits to overturn the Justice Ministry decree granting the military broad authority to arrest civilians. .. More

US warns citizens to 'remain alert' as tensions rise in Egypt

Others | 15 June 2012
The US Embassy on Tuesday urged American citizens in Egypt to "remain alert…review their personal security plans" and avoid protest spaces like Tahrir Square, due to Thursday's High Constitutional Court verdict and the upcoming presidential election run-offs on 16 – 17 June. The security message published on its official website provided contact information and numbers to help US nationals if the situation in Egypt were to turn "violent". .. More

Qalyubiya imams to be questioned over campaigning in mosques

Others | 15 June 2012
Twelve imams have been summoned for questioning on allegations they carried out campaign activities in Qalyubiya mosques, which prompted fighting among worshipers. .. More

Activist Asmaa Mahfouz wins appeal in assault case

Others | 14 June 2012
The Ain Shams Appeals Court cleared on Tuesday activist Asmaa Mahfouz of allegations she attacked a civil servant. .. More