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Egypt’s New Law for Parliamentary Elections Sets Up a Weak Legislature

In an uncharacteristically immodest burst of activity, Egypt’s humble and stolid acting president, Adly Mansour, issued a series of last-minute decree-laws before handing authority over to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Some dealt with harassment, preaching, and littering. He still showed caution and restraint in some significant areas—for instance, a set of legislative …

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Egypt After the Elections

In the wake of Egyptian presidential elections, scholars Steven A. Cook (Council on Foreign Relations), Mohamed Elmenshawy (The Middle East Institute), Amy Hawthorne (Atlantic Council), Gamal Helal (Helal Enterprises, LLC), and Emad Shahin (The Woodrow Wilson Center, American University in Cairo) discussed the circumstances and outcome of the presidential vote.

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