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Latest in Tag: presidential election

A crucial year

The first four-year term of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will come to an end in the first half of 2018. According to the 2014 Constitution, he is entitled to a second and last term. So far, he has not announced, officially, whether he would run for a second term, but the odds are that …

Hussein Haridi

Evaluating Al-Sisi at the two-year mark

On 8 June, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi completed half of his first presidential term, and there are only two years left before he faces a new presidential election. I do not think the coming election will be similar in its circumstances and consequences to the former election that led Al-Sisi to Itihadiya Palace two years …

Walaa Gad Elkarim

FIFA confirms February presidential election date

FIFA has confirmed that it will hold a special congress to elect a new president early next year. It is not clear whether the suspended Michel Platini, formerly a favorite for the post, will be allowed to stand. Followng an extraordinary meeting in Zurich to discuss the world governing body’s current crisis, FIFA’s Executive Committee …

Deutsche Welle

In search of alternatives

“Who is the alternative?” This was indeed the most repeated and frustrating question asked by the pro-Sisi camp during the past two weeks, before and during the surreal presidential election that brought a military man to power after three years of calls for democracy. The question is frustrating because this camp thinks that the “revolution” …

Rana Allam

Ailing president eyes fourth term in Algeria vote

AFP-  Algerians will vote in a presidential election Thursday with Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has ruled the oil-rich North African nation for 15 years, the firm favourite for re-election despite chronic health problems. The 77-year-old president has been conspicuous by his absence from the campaign trail, looking frail on the rare occasions he has appeared in …

Daily News Egypt

Nearly 40% of Egyptians undecided ahead of vote, says poll

By Agencies CAIRO: Nearly 40 percent of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, a poll published on Saturday found. A full 38 percent of respondents said they had yet to make up their minds which of the 23 candidates to …


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