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Polarization increases in Egypt as election draws near

Politicians, celebrities and lawmakers will gather at a luxury Cairo hotel Oct. 16 to launch President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s re-election campaign. Abdel Nabi Abdel Sattar, an activist who is spearheading the “Continue Sisi” campaign, said, “It aims to gather 30,000 signatures for a petition urging Sisi to run for a second term in the 2018 …

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Al-Sisi forms National Electoral Commission

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree on Tuesday to form the board of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), which is to supervise national elections and referendums in the country, state-owned Al-Ahram has reported.

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How Egypt’s opposition is countering Sisi ahead of presidential vote

An Egyptian court of misdemeanors in the Giza governorate sentenced on Sept. 25 prominent human rights lawyer and potential presidential candidate Khalid Ali to three months in prison after being found guilty of offending public decency.

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Sisi’s Expanding Authority

In advance of Egypt’s presidential election, scheduled to take place between February and May 2018, Egyptian MP Ismail Nasreddine put forth a proposal to amend Article 140 of the Egyptian Constitution to extend the presidential term from four to six years, postponing the election until 2020. If extended, the presidential …

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Amidst blur political scene: Who do Egyptians welcome to be 2018 Presidential candidate?

Egypt’s political sphere should be occupied by discussions about the forthcoming presidential elections, set to begin in a few months, in preparation for the end of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s current term in June 2018. However, as no candidate announced their intention to run for president, people interviewed by Egypt …

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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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