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‘Biden is different’: Egypt’s opposition has high hopes for new US president

Egyptian opposition groups and activists have welcomed Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, hoping that it will herald a departure from Donald Trump’s support for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s autocratic government.

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The cost of playing monopoly: How the Nation’s Future Party has caused rifts among parties in House elections

As the Nation’s Future Party put the finishing touches on its choice for who will stand in House of Representatives elections slated for late October, many were unhappy with that crude process that ensured the state-backed party takes the most seats in the new legislative body.

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Will arrest of leader disable Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?

The ongoing struggle between Egyptian authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood took a new turn Aug. 28 when the Interior Ministry announced the arrest of the Brotherhood’s acting general guide and acting leader Mahmoud Ezzat inside an apartment in the Fifth Settlement district of New Cairo. Pro-regime media quickly described the arrest …

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Appointing military advisers to oversee civil life in Egypt stirs anger

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued July 29 Law No. 165 of 2020, amending some provisions of the Law on Popular Defense Organizations No. 55 of 1968. Controversy arose in political and human rights circles due to the introduction of new articles, including one stipulating the appointment of a military adviser for …

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