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Cabinet sends ambituous budget to SCAF

Others | 22 June 2012
The 2012/13 budget was expected to be the first in Egypt’s history that would be approved and implemented by a democratically elected Parliament. On Thursday, the Cabinet sent the budget to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) for approval, Planning and International Cooperation Minister Fayza Abouelnaga told Al-Masry Al-Youm. .. More

ElBaradei urges formation of mediation committee to solve Egypt crisis

Others | 22 June 2012
Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian reform campaigner and founder of newly-established Constitution Party, suggested Thursday via Twitter the immediate formation of a mediation committee to find political and legal solutions to Egypt's current crisis. .. More

Presidential election results to be announced Sunday

Others | 22 June 2012
The final results of the presidential runoff will be announced on Sunday, said Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) Secretary General Hatem Bagato. .. More

Additional lawsuit filed against Shura Council

Others | 22 June 2012
A lawyer filed another lawsuit on Thursday calling for the disbandment of the Shura Council following a constitutional court ruling that dissolved the People’s Assembly. Two other lawyers had filed a similar suit on Monday. .. More

Human rights organization accuses government of misleading the public

Others | 22 June 2012
The Egyptian government’s responses to the UN Special Rapporteur’s report on the right of peaceful demonstration and the freedom to form associations “were weak, had flimsy arguments and logic, and were deliberately misleading to the international public opinion,” said the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in a statement released Thursday. .. More

Mubarak not in deep coma: Official source

Others | 21 June 2012
Egypt's jailed former president Hosni Mubarak is not in a deep coma, an official medical source has told Ahram Online... More

PEC: Complaints won't affect election results

Others | 21 June 2012
Complaints filed on Tuesday by presidential candidates Mohamed Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq against the electoral process would not affect the outcome of the runoff held last Saturday and Sunday, said Abdel Aziz Salman, the deputy secretary general of the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC). .. More

Judges' movement announces Morsy victory in unofficial vote count

Others | 21 June 2012
The Judges for Egypt movement has declared Freedom and Justice Party Mohamed Morsy candidate as the winner of the presidential election runoff that took place Saturday and Sunday, according to the movement’s vote count. .. More

Egypt poll commission to review 400 appeals before announcing results Thursday

Others | 21 June 2012
Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) is expected to announce results of appeals filed by the Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq presidential campaigns on Wednesday, only 24 hours before announcing final results of Egypt’s hotly-contested presidential runoff on Thursday. .. More

SCAF set to approve state budget, says Cabinet source

Others | 21 June 2012
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is set to approve the state budget for the fiscal year 2012/2013 within a few days. .. More

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