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Presidential Team initiative calls on government to secure free, fair elections

For the sake of guaranteeing a democratic and appropriate political atmosphere for the upcoming presidential elections in 2018, the “Presidential Team” initiative called on the current government to follow a number of rules to reach a free and fair electoral atmosphere.

Sabahi calls for national coalition to support one presidential candidate

Former presidential candidate and founder of the National Popular Movement, Hamdeen Sabahi, announced on Friday his call for a national coalition to unify political support to one candidate in the next presidential elections, during the general conference of the movement and Al Karama Party.

Presidential term will not exceed eight years for any ruler: Sisi to FOX TV

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Thursday that he will only run for the upcoming presidential election in 2018 if the Egyptians are seeking this, during a televised interview with the US based TV channel FOX news, noting that dictatorship has no longer a place in Egypt.

Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move

Parliament’s Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee has approved a bill which grants the president powers to appoint Egypt’s top judicial posts. The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been decried as a blow to the independence of the judiciary.

Parliament Speaker to discipline yet another opposition member

Following his referral to the disciplinary committee over allegations of offending Parliament Speaker Ali Abdul Aal during Sunday’s general session, member of parliament (MP) Haitham El-Hariri said Monday that he was ready to pay any harsh price for defending his political stances in the parliament.