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Latest in Tag: Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional football in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has no apparent intention of easing …

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Parliamentary elections update- 14 February

Al-Wafd condemns state interference Al-Wafd Party’s chairman El-Sayed El-Badawy accused the electoral coalition called “For the love of Egypt” formed by military expert Sameh Seif El-Yazal (formerly Kamal El-Ganzoury’s list) of “choosing their candidates by orders from the state’s sovereign entities”, contradicting previous agreements. However, El-Badawy did not rule out possible alliances between the two …

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Egypt appoints controversial UAE hired gun as elections monitor

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly United Arab Emirates-backed, human rights NGO as one of five foreign election monitors. The appointment of Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) alongside four …

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