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Controversy erupts over women’s role in political life in Egypt

“The partisan experience has been denigrated.” With these words, the secretary of the Nasserist Party media committee, Mahmoud al-Asqalani, responded to the head of Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW), Maya Morsi, who has opposed female party leaders from maintaining membership in NCW branches.

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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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Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Populism is a hardline ideology that divides societies into two irreconcilable groups, a pure people versus a corrupt elite. It rejects pluralistic views of society that see it made of various competing classes and groups. Instead, populism assumes a fake sense of harmony within the two components of society; the …

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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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