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National Security Committee prepares petition to urge Sisi to run for 2nd term

The National Defense and Security Committee of the Egyptian parliament is preparing a support petition to urge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for a second term at the next presidential elections, set to take place next year, MP Kamal Amer said on Wednesday.

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MP’s suggestion to extend presidential term to 6 years stirs controversy

Parliament member Esmail Nasr al-Din recently unveiled a draft law to extend the presidential period from four years to six years. According to an official statement released from Nasr El-Din, the suggested draft law will extend the presidential term to six years instead of four for the sake of helping …

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New law for newly-established National Electoral Commission ratified

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law which stipulates that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an independent authority, located in Cairo, and can be moved to any place according to its staff’s desire.

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General to stand in next Egyptian presidential election

Egyptian General Ahmed Shafik is likely to stand as a candidate in the next presidential election, the National Movement Party revealed on Friday. According to a report on Alarab-news.com website, he decided to stand having served and fought for the state for many years.

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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.

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