Elections in Egypt: Another setback for democracy

Source: OpenCanada Author(s): François LaRochelle Original Link: https://www.opencanada.org/features/elections-egypt-another-setback-democracy/ Next month, between March 26 and 28, Egyptians vote for a new president. The results, however, are already known. The only real candidate, incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will succeed himself. The head of a small party, Mousa Moustapha Mousa, is also...

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Egypt: Planned Presidential Vote Neither Free Nor Fair

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/13/egypt-planned-presidential-vote-neither-free-nor-fair (Beirut) – The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28, 2018 vote for president, fourteen international and regional rights organizations said today. The government...

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Why Sisi Seems Worried

Source: Carnegie Middle East Centre Author (s): Michele Dunne Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/75509 So far, 2018 has brought a host of challenges for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, and it looks as though things will only get tougher for him in the coming weeks, before the presidential election in March. Sisi’s first challenge is to be revalidated to begin

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President Trump, Condemn This Sham Egyptian Election

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trump-condemn-this-sham-egyptian-election Four years after a bloody coup ended Egypt’s difficult transition to democracy, the most populous country in the Arab world is heading toward its fourth presidential vote. The Trump administration should call...

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In Egypt, Sisi Faces Down Some Surprising Challengers

Source: Chatham House Author (s): Jane Kinninmont Original Link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/egypt-sisi-faces-down-some-surprising-challengers Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seems certain to win a contrived presidential election in March, after other challengers including a former prime minister and high-ranking military officers were barred from running or pressured...

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January 25: Experts Weigh In Seven Years Later

Source: Atlantic Council Author (s): Menasource Original Link: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/january-25-experts-weigh-in-seven-years-later We asked several Egypt experts where they think Egypt stands seven years after the January 25, 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. A common takeaway has been that Egypt is continuing to regress to its...

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Egypt’s Putinesque Election

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Elliott Abrams Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/egypts-putinesque-election With an election looming, the incumbent president arrests and disqualifies all possible opponents, one after another. Vladimir Putin? Yes, as we see in his treatment of Alexei Navalny. (The BBC tells part of that story here.) And these moves by Putin have been...

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Egypt | Freedom in the World 2018

Source: Freedom House Author (s): N/A Original Link: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2018/egypt Overview:  President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a July 2013 coup, continues to govern Egypt in an authoritarian manner, though the election of a new parliament in late 2015 ended a period of rule by executive decree. Serious political opposition is virtually...

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Democracy Is Not the Cure for Terrorism

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Steven A. Cook Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/democracy-not-cure-terrorism This article was originally published here in the Atlantic on Thursday, December 21, 2017. A few weeks ago, terrorists laid siege to a mosque in the small town of Bir al-Abd that lies just off the east-west road spanning the northern Sinai Peninsula. They killed...

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Egypt | With the blatant rigging of the upcoming 2018 presidential elections underway, Rights groups propose ten guarantees for free and fair elections

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=20618&lang=en The undersigned organizations condemn the repressive and unjust actions taken against all individuals who have announced their intention to run in the presidential elections scheduled to begin in February 2018, and propose ten guarantees to ensure free and fair elections...

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Seven Years On: Why Egypt Failed to Become a Democracy

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/12/12/seven-years-on-why-egypt-failed-to-become-democracy-pub-75037 Next January, it will be seven years since the popular uprising that ended the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, unleashing an unprecedented wave of political turmoil in Egypt’s recent history. And as the country...

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Egypt Charts Its Own Course, Regardless of Patronage

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-charts-its-own-course-regardless-of-patronage/ As the Middle East seems ever more embroiled in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and as world powers continue to jockey for influence, Egypt has often been portrayed in various analyses as beholden to its...

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