Egyptian expatriates have started voting in embassies around the world in the 2018 presidential elections. The Egyptian embassy in New Zealand was the first to open its doors on Friday morning (Thursday at 9pm (CLT)) for voters. On Friday morning, The Egyptian embassies in Rome, Berlin and Paris were the first Egyptian missions in Europe to open for the polls.
Egyptian expats head to the polls on 16 March. Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) announced that the official electoral silence period began on Wednesday for 48 hours before Egyptians cast their votes in the 2018 presidential elections.
According to NEA spokesperson Judge Mahmoud El-Sherif, any electoral campaigning activity is not allowed in the media during the electoral silence period, yet public discussion about the elections and its procedures is welcomed.
Egypt has dismissed as "baseless allegations" the UN’s human rights chief criticism of the political climate in Egypt in the run-up to this month's presidential elections.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the high commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Wednesday there was a "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of the vote, marked by arrests, "silencing" of independent media and torture in detention.
Egypt's foreign ministry described the remarks as unfounded and misleading.
The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday decried a “pervasive climate of intimidation” in Egypt ahead of presidential elections this month that he said has been marked by arrests, torture of detainees and “silencing” of independent media.
Egypt has stepped up a crackdown on media outlets it deems to be publishing reports which might harm national security, as the country approaches an election where President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is virtually guaranteed a second term, and the military fights to crush Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
International soccer bodies, in violation of their own bylaws, have ignored the blatant mixing of sports and politics in advance of this month’s Egyptian presidential elections that general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is set to win after ensuring that no credible candidate would challenge him.
A dozen members of the Ghad Party organized a march in downtown Cairo Sunday to call on citizens to support party head and presidential candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa for president.
They raised banners that read “Moussa Egypt’s President” and “Go out and participate” to urge people to take part in the presidential election scheduled for late March.
Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution on Tuesday ordered Egyptian former-presidential candidate and head of the Strong Egypt Party Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh be detained for a further 15 days on charges of “leading a terrorist group.”
Egyptian security forces arrested Fotouh on Wednesday February 14 for alleged ties with Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB). He was taken away upon his return home from London, where he reportedly gave an interview to Qatari owned Al-Jazeera and criticized state policies and President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.
La campaña electoral para los comicios presidenciales de marzo arranca hoy en Egipto sin ningún candidato opositor, tras la descalificación y retirada de los oponentes al actual mandatario, Abdelfatah al Sisi, cuya victoria parece asegurada frente al político de poco relieve Musa Mustafa Musa.
Presidential hopeful Moussa Mostafa Moussa announced that he has neither been asked nor pressured into running in the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, saying his political position is public: that he participated in June 30 and stood supporting the country, in addition to helping bring the Muslim Brotherhood down.
During an interview with state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Moussa also denied any claims that he received funding to run for president, saying even if he was offered he would refuse funding, as he does not need charity to run in the presidential race.
Egypt’s High Administrative Court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit filed earlier this month by lawyer Tarek Al-Awadi asking the National Elections Authority (NEA) to reject Ghad Party Chairperson Moussa Mostafa Moussa’s candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections.
The court ruled that El-Awadi is not eligible to file such a lawsuit. Al-Awadi’s suit called for Moussa to be disqualified from the 2018 presidential race, charging that the candidate does not hold a university degree, which is a basic requirement for candidacy in the elections.
El excandidato a la presidencia y político islamista, Abdelmenem Abul Futuh, fue detenido hoy y tendrá que permanecer en prisión preventiva 15 días por haber criticado al Gobierno egipcio e instado al boicot de las elecciones presidenciales de marzo, informaron fuentes oficiales.
Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) published Wednesday an initial list of presidential candidates who have submitted their candidacy documents, along with the numbers of endorsements they received, in the state-owned Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar newspapers.
According to a statement published as an ad on the front pages of Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar, the initial list of presidential candidates are Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Moussa Mostafa Moussa.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's presidential campaign submitted his presidential candidacy papers to Egypt's National Elections Authority headquarter in Downtown Cairo early Wednesday, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
The official spokesperson of El-Sisi's presidential campaign Mohamed Bahaa Abu Shouka presented to the NEA his presidential candidacy papers including public endorsements whether from citizens or from Members of parliaments.
En su pequeño cuartel general del centro de El Cairo, con el público abarrotando hasta las escaleras, el izquierdista Jaled Ali ha propinado este miércoles la puntilla a las elecciones presidenciales egipcias del próximo marzo. El último candidato opositor en liza ha anunciado su retirada de una carrera que deja el camino expedito al ex jefe del ejército y actual presidente Abdelfatah al Sisi tras la renuncia de hasta otros tres rivales en las últimas semanas.
Egypt's National Election Authority announced late on Tuesday that it had removed the name of ex-military chief Sami Anan from the voters' database, saying he has committed a "grave breach" of the election law by having his name added to the electoral roll while serving as officer on the army's reserve list.
Anan's exclusion came hours after the military said it was investigating him for breaching laws of military service by running for office before ending his service and without seeking the army's permission.
Egypt's Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram Ebeid said on Monday that Egyptians living abroad will be able to cast their votes in the presidential elections on 16, 17 and 18 March, announcing that all Egyptian expats, including violators of legal status in host countries, will be allowed to vote.
Un tribunal militar egipcio sentenció hoy a 8 islamistas a la horca y a otros 16 a cadena perpetua, entre ellos el destacado predicador Yusuf al Qaradaui, por el asesinato de un alto cargo de la Policía, informó hoy una fuente judicial.
Al Qaradaui, que reside en Catar, fue jugado en rebeldía al igual que 4 de los condenados a muerte y otros 5 a perpetua, que en Egipto equivale 25 años de condena, según la fuente.
It is a week since former military chief of staff Sami Anan announced his intention to stand in the presidential election. The news should have qualified as a bombshell: Anan, who until 2012 was the second most senior military figure in Egypt, has a 45-year history of military service, including 16 years in the upper echelons of the Air Force and seven years as army chief of staff. As such he would be a serious rival against President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who has yet to officially announce he will be a candidate in the March poll.