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Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament

On the sidelines of a visit to a factory farm in Fayoum on December 25, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was asked whether it was possible to hold long-delayed elections for local council seats in the same year as elections to the House of Representatives and the recently reinstated Senate, both …

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Muslim Brotherhood struggles to find political allies among opposition parties

Egyptian security forces arrested June 24 several politicians and activists in what they described as the so-called Hope Coalition, which they said is a conspiracy to use illicit Muslim Brotherhood funds to stir violence in the streets in a bid to topple the state.

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Carrots and sticks: How students were made into poster children for the constitutional amendments referendum

During the referendum days, the youth, with full consciousness and dedication and bearing their responsibility towards their country, lined up and voted their opinion on amending their country’s constitution. With their bare hands, they wrote their own future and that of their own children. So we should thank Egypt’s youth, …

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Judge overseeing polling station recounts troubling incidents in constitutional referendum

In its final statement on the 2019 constitutional referendum, the National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on April 23 that voters had approved the proposed amendments by 88.8 percent, with a 44.3 percent turnout.

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‘Incomprehensible’: Analysts cast doubt on Egypt referendum’s high turnout

Egypt observers and analysts have expressed serious doubts over the higher-than-normal turnout figures announced by the country’s electoral authority, adding to reports of vote buying and the overall climate of repression that surrounded the vote that ended on Monday.

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