Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Former interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour has rejected a number of offers to stand in the country’s forthcoming parliamentary elections, as part of a broader plan that would see him assume the role of speaker of parliament, Egyptian political sources told Asharq Al-Awsat on Wednesday.
CAIRO, Sept 25 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rejected Thursday calls to postpone parliamentary elections for fear of Muslim Brotherhood “sympathisers” “infiltrating” the upcoming parliament.
CAIRO, Sept 21 (Aswat Masriya) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hinted at the possibility of the participation of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in political life in an interview with the Associated Press on Saturday.
Informed sources close to the Higher Election Committee (HEC), a seven-member judicial body mandated with overseeing Egypt’s polls, told Ahram Online that the HEC has begun intensive meetings in preparation for announcing the registration dates for the country’s upcoming parliamentary polls.
Political parties are demanding payments of up to $28,000 for candidates to be included in their electoral lists.
The Higher Election Committee (HEC), a seven-member judicial body in charge of overseeing parliamentary polls, is expected to complete all measures necessary for parliamentary polls to be held before the end of this year.
With Libya in turmoil and militias on the march, Magharebia sat down with Benghazi legislator Dr Younes Fannouch to hear his thoughts on the House of Representatives and where the country goes from here.
Former Egyptian chief of staff General Sami Anan has reportedly decided to return to politics with a new political party despite his earlier assertions that he would withdraw from political life.
Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections may witness a complete absence of Islamist parties, a far cry from Egypt’s first free elections
The President of the High Elections Committee (HEC) and the head of the Cairo Court of Appeals, Chancellor Ayman Abbas, issued a decision on Tuesday to form a secretariat general, comprised of 28 members representing the judiciary, public prosecutors, and various ministries and stakeholders in the electoral process for Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary …