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The president’s party

By Hussein Abd Rabo The results of the first round of parliamentary elections have shown that there is a complete blockage in all political paths in Egypt. This was clearly visible in the reluctance to vote, where over 90 parties were unsuccessful in effectively mobilising voters. Moreover, the state has become unconcerned with the parliamentary elections, and …

Daily News Egypt

Parliamentary elections runoff: same old, same old

Parliamentary runoff elections in the first 14 governorates witnessed almost the same problematic circumstances as last week’s, in terms of participation turnout and electoral violations. Egyptians abroad voted in runoff elections Monday and Tuesday, but according to Head of the Egyptians Abroad Union in Saudi Arabia Emam Youssef, voters turnout might have been even lower in …

Amira El-Fekki

Electorate remains indifferent

The Egyptian government gave public sector employees half a day off to push participation, but the desired outcome was not reached. Most polling stations across Egypt reported a turnout varying from 10% to a maximum of 20%.

Amira El-Fekki

Parliamentary elections test

The voting on the third merit of the roadmap of 30 June has started, the step that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced when he was then-minister of defence. He took the side of those who went out to the streets to object former president Mohamed Morsi’s rule. The media is taking the authority’s side, out …

Emad El-Sayed