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Polls open for Iraq’s snap parliamentary elections

Millions of Iraqis are heading Sunday to polling stations across the country to elect the upcoming parliament amid hopes that it could solve the country’s long-standing crisis. Voters are lining up to cast their ballots at 8,273 polling centers, comprised of more than 55,000 polling stations, in Iraq, which opened their doors at 7:00 a.m. …


Jordan to hold parliamentary elections on 10 November

The election will be held at a time when the country is grappling with a severe economic contraction due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Jordan is also facing heightened worries on a potential unilateral Israeli move to annex territory in the occupied West Bank.

Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi’s defective political reality

“Al-Sisi is a must” was the argument made by his presidential campaign in an effort to offset the absence of political or economic programmes from his campaign platform. After more than 20 months in power, the harsh realities of Al-Sisi have spoken more clearly than any programmes or announcements could have ever done. Al-Sisi’s supporters, …

Mohammed Nosseir

How does the ‘Family of 1952’ perceive ‘the people’? (Part 3)

Let us look at how pro-regime forces, or rather pro-1952 family forces, perceive the people through their explanations for the reluctance of the majority to participate in the parliamentary elections. Firstly, we will notice that the people remain a “sacred” entity to them. However, the people may sometimes behave unfavourably and not meet their expectations. …

Farid Zahran

Runoff elections, a curse to our democracy!

In the aftermath of an election, nations that seek continuous improvement would sit back and reflect on lessons that can be learnt from such an event. The actual exercise of decision-making, where the state calls upon the people to partake in the process, is a mini course in the fundamentals of democratic practices. And as …

Robert Boulos