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Uncertainty of political scene

  The political climate in Egypt is currently clouded over by extreme uncertainty and justified confusion about political alliances and parties, regardless of their experience or strength in the Egyptian arena. I feel political parties are not serious in their attempts to build a modern Egypt. Even if political parties try to attract influential public …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy


In Pictures: NDP headquarters demolished

Parts of the headquarters of the National Democratic Party (NDP) of former president Hosni Mubarak were demolished on Sunday. The headquarters were burned during the 25 January Revolution, having not been in use since Mubarak’s ouster. The site of the building, close to the iconic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, will be used for a …

Daily News Egypt

Demolition of former National Democratic Party headquarters

The Cairo Governorate has officially issued the license to destroy the former headquarters of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP), which ruled under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. According to state media, the building has officially been handed over to the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Saturday to proceed with its demolition. The building was set …

Amira El-Fekki

What are the political factions currently operating within Egypt?

All political systems throughout the world must include large, dominant political parties, and small, opposition parties. These parties must be rooted in legitimacy and capable of engaging in dialogue regarding the foundations of political life and the relationship that exists between citizens and the state. Such dialogue is successful when it is rooted in specific …

Farid Zahran

Editor’s letter: Unsustainable return of Mubarak’s state

Hosni Mubarak is out of Tora prison and placed under “house arrest” in a military hospital in Cairo. Some Egyptians take this development to the extreme and pessimistically claim Mubarak is back to power, which is definitely more of a desperate joke than anything else. Simply, both politically and physically it is unfeasible to even …

Maher Hamoud

Mohamed ElBaradei and Egyptian politics can’t see eye to eye

By Mohammed Nosseir Mohamed ElBaradei, who recently resigned as interim vice-president ending his political career in my opinion, had been the most controversial Egyptian politician in the last few years, and will remain a debatable figure for a good time to come. ElBaradei, who had intended to live his life after retirement away from politics, …

Daily News Egypt

The ballot box and the banks

In the wake of the contentious ousting, debate over the nature of what has past must come to an end in time to move successfully into the future. In the meantime, the west waffles over Egypt while the Gulf has wasted no time making its position clear.

Rasheed Hammouda

Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: Revolution level II: Waiting for the right spark

On the second anniversary of the military-Islamist orchestrated referendum of 19 March 2011, deliberately putting the cart in front of the horse in post-Mubarak’s state rebuilding, one should always remember that Egypt is choosing the long path to meet the demand of the revolution and will suffer the consequences. It is clearly one of those …

Maher Hamoud

Will the army administer our country once again?

It’s no secret that some in Egypt who seek to bring the army back into power have once again descended onto the nation’s streets, not for the purpose of restoring peace and security as some claim, but rather to rule and administer the country from anew. This position enjoys widespread support within a certain sector …

Farid Zahran

The Heavy Stick of Democracy

By Mohaammed Aly Ibrahim, former editor of the Egyptian Gazette and AlGoumhoria newspapers For decades Egyptians were kept on a tight rein. Our leaders used “democracy” as chewing gum before TV cameras then threw it away upon leaving interviews or press conferences. Either in dictatorship or in the incumbent so-called democracy, the concept of people’s …

Daily News Egypt