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Counselor Ahmad Mikkī, the minister of justice, said President Muhammad Mursī’s decision to abolish the complementary constitutional declaration was based on the popular legitimacy he acquired through his election as president of the republic.
The author begins by highlighting the number of Muslim Brothers elected in the 2005 parliamentary elections. He goes on to discuss his meeting with members of the Brotherhood, and their real goals for Egypt as stated in 2005, and looks back to consider how much of what was expected was actually...
Engineer Sāmī al-Bihirī, a cynical writer currently living in the Unites States of America speaks about challenges for Copts in Egypt, internal affairs and terrorism.
The author deals with the recent troubles between the authorities and the judges amidst protests by judges concerning rigging of the parliamentary elections.
Al-Karma Center for Human Development has suddenly emerged as an important development center funded from abroad, although the name of its chairman, Ahmad Usāma, was not known in civil society circles.
A few months ago the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, declared that the American Administration would not mind if the elections brought a religious political force to power in the Middle East.
Yousuf Sidhom returns to an issue he feels has been neglected, given the dramatic incidents in Egypt in the last six months, that is the problem with religious identity and ID and voting cards.
Intellectual Fahmī Huwaydī criticizes in an interview ailing political practices and blames political parties that fail to rise up to people’s expectations due to their frail partisan performance and internal disputes and power struggles.
In the last parliamentary elections, there were attempts to twist the laws and exploit religion and religious slogans for political gains, a matter that calls for a firm pause. As for the Copts, some say they should have a larger representation in various dimensions of the government. Many...
In a previous Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 5, art. 59], Tal‘at Jād Allāh discussed the position of women in the Egyptian political life and lamented their poor representation in parliament. In another Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 4, art. 43], he wrote that people’s choices in the...
Tal‘at Jād Allāh highlights the position of women in the Egyptian political life, arguing that in Egyptian man-dominated society, women are deprived of many of their citizenship rights.
The author states that the Muslim Brotherhood may be the only opposition in parliament currently, but that it would turn Egyptians’ lives into a living hell.
Nearly 453 Muslim Brotherhood activists, detained during the recent parliamentary elections, were released yesterday, an official source told al-Hayāt. Meanwhile, the United States has recently decided to break off negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement with Egypt, arguing that Egypt has slowed...
Tal‘at Jād Allāh discusses the recent parliamentary elections, stating that people’s choices were based on a either a religious element, not one of citizenship and efficiency, or on the highest pay offered by vote-buying candidates.
The author encourages Egyptians to register for voting cards and to participate in the democratization of Egypt.
The Cairo-based al-Kalima Center for Human Rights has issued its annual report on the political events of 2005, including syndicate, presidential and parliamentary elections. The report calls for respecting the rights of religious minorities in Egypt, including Shiites, Bahā’īs and Qur’ānīs.
The scenes of the national unity iftār [fast-breaking meal during the holy Muslim month of Ramadān] and the shaykh of the Azhar sitting next to the pope on official occasions no longer reflect the new reality.
The left-wing have admitted that the Muslim Brotherhood were much better connected to the Egyptian general public, but suggest that the U.S. could start opening channels with the Brotherhood as a way of pressurizing the Egyptian regime.
The Brotherhood participation in the democratic process, if genuine, constitutes a qualitative leap that entails the renunciation of violence, refraining from the takfīr [to rule that someone is infidel] ideology and accepting peaceful political activities as a means to reach power.
Sa‘īd Faraj writes on the 26 days he spent in prison during the recent parliamentary elections, which he claims was a result of his criticism of the National Democratic Party.


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