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This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.
It is a very dangerous thing to dissolve the first free parliament voted over by 35 million Egyptians in a historic precedent under full judicial supervision without any suspected rigging, said constitutional law expert Dr. ‘Abd al-Hamīd Mitwallī in an interview to al-Wafd newspaper. The voting...
The People’s Assembly, in its session on Monday (March 19) under Speaker Dr. Muhammad Sa’d al-Katātnī, mourned the death of Pope Shenouda as “one lost great national symbol who left a large space in the political arena while Egypt is going through a decisive period of time,” calling on the...
Egypt's Salafist al-Nūr Party on Wednesday, January 9, chose Yūnis Makhīyūn as its chairman in an internal party election. Makhīyūn, who won the election uncontested, replaces former Al-Nūr leader, Dr. ’Imād ’Abd Al-Ghaffūr. "We will do what it takes to establish a country based on justice...
In a precedent inside the first parliament after the January 25 revolution, Salafī MP Mamdūh Ismā’īl stunned all fellow lawmakers when he recited the azān (Muslim call for prayers) for the ‘asr (afternoon) inside the People’s Assembly hall during debates. Parliament Speaker Sa’d al-Katātnī...
When the Muslim Brotherhood came to rule Egypt in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, the now banned Organization did not seek any backing, challenging all the state’s institutions as it believed that its popularity would be powerful enough to back its agenda. However, this popularity proved to...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
Interviewer: Nick Gjorvad (with questions by Eline Kasanwidjojo and Quinta Smit) Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript) Interpreter: unknown Transcript: unknown Approval: Requested and no objection received   The interview took place during the Rabiʿa al-...
The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope. [Mustafá Rahūmah, al-Watan, Oct. 16, p. 3] Read original text...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...

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