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Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
In the headquarters of the State Information Service, Cairo, the two-day International Conference ‘League of Arab States and Alliance of Civilizations: A Message to Media Professionals’ is organized by the League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations...
‘Ibn Khaldūn Center for Developmental Studies published the results of the opinion poll that was conducted between 5-17 September about evaluating the performance of al-Sīsī during the first 100 days of his presidency.
 Political parties and factions assured that the first 100 days of Sīsī in office were a full of actions without much noise.
Pope Tawadros II stated that Egypt has started a new era through a new constitution and a new president. 
Pope Tawadros stated in a meeting with a delegation of the British House of Commons and House of Lords  that June 30 was a popular revolution in which the church and the Azhar participated. The army intervened to fulfill the demands of the people. He stated that the Church has paid the price by...
In celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad organized by the Ministry of Endowments [Awqāf] last Monday, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib delivered a speech that clearly manifested that the war launched against the Quranists has not ended yet. Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib attacked the...
President ‘Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī has assured that preparations are underway to carry out the parliamentary elections.   
40% turnout on the first day ... The Chief of Staff visits the city and inspect the committees accompanied by the second army commander. Port Said residents continued to vote in the referendum on the Constitution for the second consecutive day yesterday amid tight security while international...
Rāmī Jān, the founder of Christians against the Coup, stated that the referendum has revealed the increase of the popular anger against authority. He added that the remnants of the Mubārak regime as well as Christians are those who take part in the referendum.  Jān further stated that the 25th of...
Bishop Pochmious, Bishop of Beheira, also voted on the referendum and stated that the draft Constitution meets the aspiration of all segments of the Egyptian people (Muhammad al-‘Isaawī, al-Tahrīr, Jan. 15, p. 12). Read original text in Arabic.
The Grand Mutfī Shawqī ‘Allām voted on the referendum in Nasr City. He commented that participation in the referendum is a testimony of truth that cannot be withheld (Al-Shaymā’ ‘Abd al-Lattīf, al-Tahrīr, Jan. 15, p. 11). Read original text in Arabic.
Pope Tawadros, too, has cast his vote in the constitutional referendum after asking for permission from the queue to vote before them. A lady waved the flag of Egypt to him and women were hallowing in happiness. People also sang the national anthem in celebration of the referendum in Abāssiyah (...
Bishop Bola of Tanta has cast his vote in the constitutional referendum. He assured that the Egyptians are sending a message to Sisi through the referendum. Bishop Bola also added that it is a message to the foreign countries that what happened in Egypt is not a coup and that this referendum is...
After facing a worldwide rejection since it was issued in May 2017, and in response to a request made by President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī during the World Youth Forum convening in Sharm al-Shaykh, Prime Minister Musṭafá Madbūlī announced on Wednesday the formation of a governmental committee to...
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...
A statement by the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt and abroad congratulated Mursī over “winning the Egyptian people’s trust in the presidential election,” expressing confidence that Mursī will work on maintaining the nation’s higher interests and unity of all its groups. [Muḥammad Ḥijāb, al-Ahrām,...
Bishop Yūhannā Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt, declined to comment on Mursī’s victory in the presidential election. [ʿAbd al-Wahāb Shaʿbān, al-Wafd, June 26, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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