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Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The MubārakEducationalCity, which belongs to the ministry of education, has been turned into a ceremonial hall for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom & Justice Party (FJP), as the minister’s advisor, a Brotherhood member, has coordinated with the minister to have the facility as a headquarters...
The Egyptian Orthodox Church refused mediation by the Azhar to return to the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, which it quit on Saturday (November 17) in protest against the panel’s “deviation from national accordance”. 
An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muḥammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests.
The draft constitution has to respect and protect Egypt’s political, cultural and religious pluralism and should not under any circumstances call for protecting only one culture or one faith.
The Azhar appealed to the people of Egypt to show keenness on their unity in these “critical circumstances the homeland is going through,” urging them to continue their dialogue over points of differences as a way to overcome the current problems.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb held a meeting on Tuesday (November 27) with representatives of political and Coptic powers that quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt in an attempt to reverse their withdrawal decision.
Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...
Presidential candidate Sabāhi stated that there is no possibility for reconciliation with those who call for violence and terrorism.
Presidential candidate Al- Sīsī stated that Egyptians are walking the path of democracy, however comparing Egypt to Western democracies is a difficult issue. 
Dār al- Iftā has denied that a fatwá was issued, religiously prohibiting the boycott of the presidential or parliamentary elections
Cairo Urgent Affairs Court banned the leaders of the former NDP (National Democratic Party) from running in all the coming elections. 
Dr. Muhammad Dawūd, Islamic thinker and professor at the Suez Canal university, stated that the people will choose the ‘strong trusted one’ in the coming forthcoming presidential elections.
Al- Nasr Sufī Party requested the presidential hopefuls to select their cabinet members based on their qualifications.
Both al-Tagamu’ and al-Mu’tamar political parties decided to endorse al- Sīsī in the coming presidential race. 
The Nūr Party started a campaign to support al-Sīsī in the presidential elections.
The churches announced neutrality in the presidential elections. 
Pope Tawadros II stated that Egypt has started a new era through a new constitution and a new president. 
President ‘Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī has assured that preparations are underway to carry out the parliamentary elections.   
Hāttim Anān, brother of General Sāmi ‘Anān, former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, stated that he is holding negotiations with some of the heads of the Sufī orders to support his brother in the forthcoming parliamentary elections (Alī Kamāl, al- Shurūq, Aug 5, p. 3).

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