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Change in cabinet is always on the table: Egypt's PM Mahlab

11 Jun 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

“I don’t have any information about a coming cabinet reshuffle,” said Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Wednesday, commenting on speculation that he himself might leave office ‎sometime soon.

 

Reports have circulated recently in the Egyptian media of a possible cabinet reshuffle as ‎President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday publicly criticised a number of ministers, including ‎Mahlab.

Reports of cabinet reshuffle in Egypt, Sisi publicly criticises ministers

08 Jun 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Reports have circulated in the Egyptian media of a possible cabinet reshuffle as President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi publicly criticised on Monday a number of ministers, including Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

 

El-Sisi, who completes one year in office on Tuesday, told Mahlab "You promised me you'll be a bulldozer to pave the road. Where is this bulldozer?"

The president, who was the military chief before resigning to run for office, also criticised the cabinet's delay in digging up wells to cultivate lands, state news agency MENA reported.

Egypt's opposition parties organise petition to abolish protest law

02 Jun 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

A petition calling upon Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court to review a controversial protest law was signed by 358 people in two weeks, Khaled Dawoud, spokesperson for the Constitution party said Tuesday during a press conference at the Egypt Freedom Party headquarters.

 

The new petition calls upon the Supreme Constitutional Court to consider a lawsuit, filed in June 2014 by lawyers Khaled Ali and Tarek El-Awady, that challenges the constitutionality of the protest law.

32 small political parties heed Sisi's call for unified electoral list

01 Jun 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Thirty-two Egyptian political parties have agreed to form a joint electoral list for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

 

Ahmed El-Fadali, the leader of the Independence Current political coalition, announced at a press conference on Sunday that the small, mostly newly-founded, parties have “answered President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s call for unity of parties” by forming a joint electoral list.

In January El-Sisi had called for political parties standing in the delayed elections to join together in a single coalition. 

Egypt's NCHR says 2600 killed since Morsi's ouster

31 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said on Sunday that 2600 civilians, security forces and members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood died in violent acts from June 2013 to the end of 2014.

 

Of the 2600 dead, the majority were Muslim Brotherhood members at 1250, while 700 were security forces and 550 were ordinary people, according to a report issued by the NCHR.

Egypt's authorities have mounted a fierce crackdown on Islamists since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

Egypt's Wafd Party expels seven opposition board members

29 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

The Wafd party's board decided Friday afternoon to expel several leading members who have recently formed an opposition group against the current party head El-Sayid El-Badawy as internal crisis continues to rock Egypt's oldest liberal party.

 

In a meeting at the party's headquarters in Giza, the Wafd's high board expelled seven board members including Fouad Badrawy, Essam Sheha, Sherif Taher and Yassin Tag El-Din from the party permanently. 

Presidente egipcio quiere elecciones parlamentarias con lista única

28 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Sin Embargo

El presidente egipcio, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, quiere que los partidos políticos concurran a las próximas elecciones parlamentarias con una lista única.

“Los retos a los que se enfrenta el país exigen de ustedes que unan sus fuerzas y concurran a las elecciones como lista única”, dijo Al Sisi en un encuentro con 30 representantes de partidos en la noche del miércoles.

 

Egypt's Sisi to discuss election law amendments with party leaders

27 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is to meet on Wednesday with political party leaders to discuss amendments made to the election law, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

 

According to the amended Parliamentary Elections Law, the new parliament will consist of 596 seats: 448 for independent candidates, 120 for party-based candidates elected through lists, and 28 appointed by the president.

El-Sisi to hold national dialogue with representatives of 30 political parties

27 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

For the second time in a year, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ‎invited leaders of Egypt's mainstream political parties for a ‎meeting. A number of political figures said "the ‎invitation is a good step in the right direction although it came ‎as a big surprise and too late." ‎

Egypt's opposition to issue reports on Sisi's one year in power

23 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Just like they drafted unified amendments for election laws last week, a number of Egyptian political parties have said that they plan to issue a unified report about President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first year in office.

 

El-Sisi won Egypt's presidential elections by a landslide majority of 96 percent after a three-day vote in May, 2014. El-Sisi's one rival, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, won almost 4 percent.

El-Sisi swore in as president of Egypt on 8 June, 2014.

Egypt's opposition urges Sisi to prioritise their proposed election reforms

19 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

In a statement to reporters, Egypt's political parties announced on Tuesday that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had officially received a copy of their proposed unified amendments for three laws necessary to pave the way for the country's long-delayed parliamentary elections.

 

The three laws regulate the performance of the House of Representatives, the Division of Electoral Constituencies, and the Exercise of Political Rights, according to Anwar Al-Sadat, chairman of the liberal Reform and Development Party.

Minister of transitional justice takes charge of Ministry of Justice

17 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab officially delegated Sunday Minister of Transitional Justice Ibrahim El-Heneidy to take charge of the Ministry of Justice until a new justice minister is appointed, the cabinet spokesman told Ahram Online.

 

Spokesman Hossam Gaweesh said there is no date yet set for the appointment of a new minister.

Former Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber handed-in his resignation last week after making comments that were widely seen as classist.

Un tribunal egipcio condena a muerte al expresidente islamista Morsi

16 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
El País

Varios líderes de los Hermanos Musulmanes, entre ellos el expresidente islamista egipcio Mohamed Morsi y el Guía Supremo de la cofradía, Mohamed Badie, han sido condenados este sábado a pena de muerte en un juicio en el que estaban acusados de espionaje y de conspirar con milicias extranjeras. Según el sistema judicial egipcio, la sentencia aún no es firme, pues en los casos de pena capital, el Gran Muftí de la República, una de las máximas autoridades religiosas del país, debe antes ofrecer su opinión al respecto.

Voters optimistic at Egypt's Wafd Party elections despite internal rift

15 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Hundreds of Wafd Party members flocked to the party’s Cairo headquarters on Friday to cast their ballots in internal elections, amid an ongoing rift between the party head and prominent members.

 

The rift began earlier this month when at least 1,200 members of the right-of-centre party met in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya, announcing that they were withdrawing their confidence in party head El-Sayed El-Badawi.

El-Badawi responded on the same day, suspending the membership of eight prominent members of the party’s high board.

Egyptian president meets with El-Badawy over Wafd Party crisis

14 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Wednesday with Al-Wafd Party leader El-Sayed El-Badawy along with other officials to discuss the latest crisis facing the party, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported

The internal political crisis rocking Egypt's oldest liberal party has been on the rise since late April.

Following the meeting with El-SIsi, El-Badawy told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that he will be meeting with the party's high board members to discuss El-Sisi's advice.

Egypt's Wafd Party still faces crisis despite presidential intervention

14 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

In the latest in an internal political crisis rocking Egypt’s oldest liberal party, the Wafd Party, suspended board members have said they would not attend party leadership elections on Friday.

 

The party's leader El-Sayed El-Badawy, in whom they have withdrawn their confidence citing abuse of power, has said that the elections would go ahead and that the party’s board would then convene on Saturday to discuss the fate of the suspended members. El-Badawy added that the suspended members “are welcome again in the party.”

Dimite el ministro de Justicia egipcio por unas declaraciones clasistas

12 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Europa Press

El ministro de Justicia de Egipto, Mahfuz Saber, ha presentado este lunes su dimisión, un día después de declarar que los hijos de las personas que recogen basura no deben ser jueces.

"Un juez debe venir de una clase social apropiada para el puesto, con todo el respeto hacia los recolectores de basura", dijo Saber durante una entrevista en la canal de noticias Ten. "Un juez tiene prestigio, por lo que debe contar con una ambiente y una economía respetables", añadió.

Egypt's opposition to unify positions on election laws

12 Mayo 2015
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Close to 40 political parties are to meet on Thursday to discuss an ‎initiative aimed at unifying the Egyptian opposition's ‎positions on the country's election laws and ‎moving the country's long-delayed parliamentary ‎polls forward. ‎

In public statements on Monday night, Akmal ‎Qortam, chairman of the Conservatives Party, said ‎that participants at Thursday's meeting would recommend holding ‎workshops on the three election laws for three days. ‎‎

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