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Recent statements made by the US administration, denouncing the scandal [refers to assaulting demonstrators] of the amendment of article 76 of the constitution, has put the government in a predicament after Washington called for bringing to trial the persons who assaulted the demonstrators...
The Egyptian Movement for Change, Kifāya, upgraded defiance in the face of the ruling regime, insisting on tracking down the persons suspected of assaulting protesters against the plebiscite on article 76 of the constitution dealing with presidential elections, including women, before the...
The Egyptian authorities stepped up their crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood by arresting 20 top ranking figures in the outlawed organization.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leaders have replied to the attempts of the US Embassy in Cairo and later the European Union (EU) to start launching a dialogue with the group, which has been approved on condition that this takes place via the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mubārak responded “impossible” to a request submitted by Najīb Sāwīris who aimed to win Mubārak’s approval before establishing a party.
Ahmad Kamāl Abū al-Majd, the deputy head of the government’s National Council for Human Rights (N.C.H.R.), says in this interview that it is a right and a duty of the council to express its own views, even if they run counter to the government’s opinions, adding what really preoccupies the...
In the past, opposition parties rejected the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the political process, but now they are falling over themselves to gain the support of the outlawed group.
Since President Husnī Mubārak proposed the amendment of article 76 of the constitution, politicians and lawyers have been racking their brains about the formal conditions for nomination.
Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘Dawī calls for all state’s offices - President; Sheikh of the Azhar; the First lady and Editor-in-Chiefs - to be elective. She asserts that the alleged reform process is not genuine.
Some people think that the Muslim Brothers have been successful in proving themselves in the political arena in Egypt. They may have paid a price, but to them, it is well worth it. They surprised everyone by organizing unprecedented protests in 18 governances involving 70,000 protestors on...
The fifth term of the People’s Assembly has come to an end. Its last sessions tackled a sundry of political issues, which signal a real political change the country is to witness during the coming period. Most important is the need for a law that prohibits the imprisonment of journalists
President Mubarak said more than once that there will be no inheritance of ruling in Egypt. Gamal, his son, stressed that he does not aim at occupying executive positions. However, the opposition insists on discussing the issue of what it calls “ruling inheritance in Egypt.” It also wants to change...
President Mubārak is always eager to please the Copts and solve their problems, political advisor to President Mubārak, Dr. Usāma al-Bāz told Watanī newspaper.
The author argues that the government is required to give back the Christians’ rights and dignity if they are really keen on addressing the Copts’ passive attitude towards participation in public affairs. To sustain democracy, he argues that the Copts must be sufficiently represented in parliament.
Democracy is only the ripe fruit of the modern spirit and that is why democracy relies on the mature individual being and the consolidation of the value of citizenship that places the individual in the very center of political life.
The Grand Imām of the Azhar called upon the attendees of Friday prayers to participate in the referendum on the amendment of article 76 of the constitution. He insinuated that those who call for boycotting the referendum are “holders of testimony
Next Wednesday will witness the public referendum on the constitutional amendment which was passed by Parliament earlier this month, and which allows for the first multi- candidate presidential elections in Egypt. It is to be hoped that the voters will actively respond by taking part in the...
Muslim and Christian clerics convened to promote the participation in the referendum on the amendment of article 76 of the constitution and promoted it as a national and religious obligation.
I know that democracy and freedom in all political systems are controversial issues. Nevertheless, some parties in Egypt practice a different kind of democracy, unknown to all other parts of the world! I know that freedom, which is the essence and end of democracy, could not be changed from a noble...
While the nation has recently voted over the most important constitutional amendment in the past 50 years, Egyptians in Britain were shocked by some elements and tried to advocate the opposite view in a rickety automobile with a banner reading “Save Egypt Front.”

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