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Sīyādah Grace, the spouse of a former ambassador, works in charitable work for thirty-five years or more and speaks three languages fluently.
The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has accused the former chief of the UN nuclear watchdog, Muḥammad al-Barād‘ī, of exploiting the Alexandria church bombing to achieve political gains. Al-Barād‘ī is not only being criticized for politicizing the blast, but also for criticizing the...
Du‘ā’ talks about why Egyptians never vote. She talks to a number of random Egyptian citizens who make it clear that they do not vote because they know for a fact that the elections are “settled in advance.” They are also afraid of the infamous violence that occurs at polling centers. “The majority...
Ahmad talks about how yesterday’s parliamentary elections saw all sorts of fraud, bullying, and violence as early as the night before. He says that it was reported that at least one person was killed and thousands were injured at the hands of NDP-hired bullies. He also says that a lot of people...
A National Democratic Party candidate in Beni Suef sparked controversy for distributing campaign flyers with his photo set next to a photo of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in an attempt to win over the Coptic vote. Ibrāhīm Sharīf with the Egyptian Union for Human Rights said that the actions...
The Coptic Orthodox Community Council announced its disappointment at some of its members who are running for parliament. The council yesterday separated themselves from ‘Īsá Girgis, who earlier alleged that the council disapproved of Coptic resentment towards the National Democratic Party for...
The National Coalition for Democratic Transformation issued a report on the pre-voting stage of the parliamentary elections. The report discussed the illegal use of places of worship and religious slogans, which allegedly help stir sectarian violence. It also addressed several other issues, such as...
Former Parliament member Dr. Georgette Qalīnī said that Coptic activist Michael Munīr’s statement requesting that Copts not vote for the National Democratic Party (of which Qalīnī is a proud member) is his freedom of speech. She pointed out that Copts have the right to either listen to his advice...
Majdī says that the nation goes through three basic citizenship tests during elections. The first of these tests pertains to the way candidates are selected. He says that the NDP failed miserably by selecting only ten Coptic candidates out of its eight hundred, while all opposing parties and the...
With the parliamentary elections on the horizon, says Ahmad, the question arises as to whether Copts themselves have decided to stay out of politics or whether they were forced to do so by the state. Secular leader Kamāl Zākhir says that Coptic reluctance to participate in the elections goes back...

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