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News and updates about Egyptian elections

Egypt: Brotherhood Pins Hopes on Presidential Elections

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood pins its hopes on weekend elections to salvage its waning political fortunes.

Egypt: Brotherhood Pins Hopes on Presidential Elections

Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi 'Respects' Court's Decision

Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate in Egypt, says he respects the court ruling allowing Ahmed Shafiq to run.

Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi 'Respects' Court's Decision

Egypt: Court Dissolves Parliament 2 Days before Elections

Muslim Brotherhood calls decision "a complete coup" erasing the achievements of the rebellion against Mubarak.

Egypt: Court Dissolves Parliament 2 Days before Elections

Shafiq, Brotherhood Attack One Another As Runoff Approaches

Days before the presidential runoff in Egypt, candidate Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood sharpen their attacks on one another.

Shafiq, Brotherhood Attack One Another As Runoff Approaches

Thousands Protest in Egypt Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

Thousands demonstrate in Egypt to demand that Ahmed Shafiq be banned from a run-off presidential election.

Thousands Protest in Egypt Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

‘Muslim Brotherhood will Terrorize Christians,’ Warns Candidate

Presidential candidate Shafiq hits Muslim Brothers twice: "They think Palestine’s the capital of Egypt, would intimidate Christians."

‘Muslim Brotherhood will Terrorize Christians,’ Warns Candidate

Egypt: Thousands Protest Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

Thousands of people in Egypt demand that Ahmed Shafiq, a former senior Mubarak official, be disqualified from the presidential runoff.

Egypt: Thousands Protest Against Mubarak-Era Candidate

Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

Scenes of last year’s anti-Mubarak uprising return to Cairo. Thousands rioted, some of them torching the HQ of a presidential candidate.

Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

Egypt: Former Candidates Slam Islamists, Old Guard

A 'return to the old regime is unacceptable. So is exploiting religion in politics', Amr Mussa says of the new presidential frontrunners

Egypt: Former Candidates Slam Islamists, Old Guard

Egypt: Brotherhood Candidate and Former PM to Run-Off Round

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and former PM Ahmed Shafiq lead the vote in Egypt, will face off in a run-off round.

Egypt: Brotherhood Candidate and Former PM to Run-Off Round

Egypt's Brotherhood Claims Lead as Ballots are Counted

Muslim Brotherhood says its candidate is leading in exit polls from Egypt's landmark presidential election.

Egypt's Brotherhood Claims Lead as Ballots are Counted

Egypt Votes for First Post-Mubarak President

Egypt is in Day Two of its first presidential election since former President Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power more than a year ago.

Egypt Votes for First Post-Mubarak President

Anarchy on the Eve of Egyptian Presidential Elections

Three presidential candidates are among hundreds of people who have been attacked over the past year as Egypt prepares to vote.

Anarchy on the Eve of Egyptian Presidential Elections

Three Top Egyptian Candidates on Israel: Bad, Worse and Worst

The good news for Israel is that the Muslim Brotherhood candidate is trailing in polls. The bad news is who is ahead.

Three Top Egyptian Candidates on Israel: Bad, Worse and Worst

Muslim Brotherhood's Dream: Egypt to Elect Islamic Caliphate

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is hoping that when the polls open in nine days, voters will bring in the era of the Islamic Caliphate.

Muslim Brotherhood's Dream: Egypt to Elect Islamic Caliphate

Egypt's Candidates Say They'll Review Peace Treaty with Israel

Egypt’s top presidential contenders promise to review the peace treaty Egypt signed with Israel in 1979 if elected.

Egypt's Candidates Say They'll Review Peace Treaty with Israel

Cairo Students Want Former Brotherhood Leader as President

Former Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh is the winner of mock elections at Cairo University.

Cairo Students Want Former Brotherhood Leader as President

Egyptian Presidential Candidate 'Ready to Visit Israel'

Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq says he would be ready to visit Israel if it proves good intentions.

Egyptian Presidential Candidate 'Ready to Visit Israel'

Egypt Kills 5 Protesters Three Weeks before Election

Violence returns to Cairo as plain-clothed security officers killed five protesters less than three weeks before presidential elections.

Egypt Kills 5 Protesters Three Weeks before Election

Moussa: Camp David Accords 'Dead and Buried'

Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa says the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt should be shelved.

Moussa: Camp David Accords 'Dead and Buried'

Egyptian Salafists Back Brotherhood Presidential Candidate

In Egypt, Salafists, Christians and moderates have agreed on a new presidential candidate, one who is not the Muslim Brotherhood choice.

Egyptian Salafists Back Brotherhood Presidential Candidate

Egyptian Women Appeal Sex-After-Death, Teen Marriage Laws

Egyptian women urge the Islamist-dominated parliament not to pass a controversial law allowing a man to have relations with his dead wife.

Egyptian Women Appeal Sex-After-Death, Teen Marriage Laws

Egypt Allows Mubarak's Former PM to Run for President

In a surprise move, Egypt's election commission reinstates Mubarak's last prime minister in the presidential race.

Egypt Allows Mubarak's Former PM to Run for President

Egypt's Anti-Mubarak Law Disqualifies Yet Another Candidate

Egypt’s election commission disqualifies Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak's former prime minister, from running for the presidency.

Egypt's Anti-Mubarak Law Disqualifies Yet Another Candidate

Amr Moussa: Vote for Me, Egypt is in Crisis

Egypt’s leading candidate for president says his decades as a senior government official is a reason to vote for him.

Amr Moussa: Vote for Me, Egypt is in Crisis

Egypt: Thousands Protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Tens of thousands of protesters pack Cairo's Tahrir Square, demand an end to military rule.

Egypt: Thousands Protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egypt Officially Bars Top 3 Presidential Contenders

Egypt’s election commission officially rejects the appeals of three main contenders for the presidency, including Omar Suleiman.

Egypt Officially Bars Top 3 Presidential Contenders

Egypt's Barred Candidates File Appeals

Three of Egypt's main presidential candidates, including Omar Suleiman, have filed appeals after being barred from running.

Egypt's Barred Candidates File Appeals

Suleiman Warns Against War with Israel if Brotherhood Wins

Egypt's former intelligence chief warns that a Muslim Brotherhood win in the presidential elections will lead to war with Israel.

Suleiman Warns Against War with Israel if Brotherhood Wins

Three Top Runners Barred in Egyptian Presidential Race

Egypt's election commission has barred 10 candidates from the upcoming presidential race, among them the three top runners.

Three Top Runners Barred in Egyptian Presidential Race

Egypt's Omar Suleiman Formally Joins Presidential Race

Egyptian ex-intelligence chief Omar Suleiman on Sunday formally joined the race for president.

Egypt's Omar Suleiman Formally Joins Presidential Race

Egypt's Islamists Dominate Constitution Panel

Egypt's Islamists tighten their grip on power, achieve a majority on a panel tasked with drafting a constitution.

Egypt's Islamists Dominate Constitution Panel

Report: Former Egypt VP Omar Suleiman to Run for President

Arab media reports former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has decided to run for president.

Report: Former Egypt VP Omar Suleiman to Run for President

Egypt Sets Date for Presidential Election

Egypt sets May 23 and 24 for the first presidential election since Mubarak's ouster. New president to be named June 21.

Egypt Sets Date for Presidential Election

Americans Take Shelter in US Embassy in Cairo

American citizens trapped in Cairo have taken shelter in the U.S. Embassy as the dispute between the two countries escalates.

Americans Take Shelter in US Embassy in Cairo

Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011

Egyptian tourism revenues dropped nearly 30 percent last year due to its revolutionary ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011

ElBaradei Quits Egyptian Presidential Election

Mohamed ElBaradei has dropped out of the running as a candidate in the Egyptian presidential race.

ElBaradei Quits Egyptian Presidential Election

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Wins Big in Final Round

Egypt's once-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood won big in the third and final round of parliamentary elections last week.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Wins Big in Final Round

Egypt's Salafi Party Claims to Honor Peace with Israel, But...

The head of the Egypt's Salafi movement says the party will honor the country's 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Egypt's Salafi Party Claims to Honor Peace with Israel, But...

Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Some 10,000 women marched Tuesday chanting "Egyptian women are the red line," protesting military brutality against female protesters.

Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Egyptians Return to Polls for Runoff Elections

Egyptians return to the polls Wednesday in a run-off for round two of parliamentary elections not due to end until early next year.

Egyptians Return to Polls for Runoff Elections

Egypt’s Islamic Extremists Claim Landslide Win

Egypt’s largest Islamic extremist parties claim they won nearly 70 percent of the votes in the second round of elections. Iran is happy.

Egypt’s Islamic Extremists Claim Landslide Win

Deadly Clashes Enter Day Three in Cairo

Egyptians on Sunday entered a third day of deadly clashes between protesters and government forces in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Deadly Clashes Enter Day Three in Cairo

Egypt Heads to Polls for Round 2

Egyptians are heading to the polls for round two of their parliamentary elections.

Egypt Heads to Polls for Round 2

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Elections by Storm

Islamist parties are expected to control Cairo's parliament by the spring with the Muslim Brotherhood projected to be in the driver's seat.

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Elections by Storm

‘US Democracy’ Set to Elect Second Mideast Terrorist Party

For the second time in six years, the United States urges Mideast elections, and for the second time, a terrorist party is likely to win.

‘US Democracy’ Set to Elect Second Mideast Terrorist Party

Will Egypt's Military Ruler Seek Election?

A previously unknown political group has started a campaign for Egypt's military ruler, Hussein Tantawi, to seek the presidency in 2013.

Will Egypt's Military Ruler Seek Election?

Egypt Sets November 28 as Election Day

Cairo's caretaker junta has said elections for a new government, expected to take place in stages, will being November 28.

Egypt Sets November 28 as Election Day

Egypt's Transitional Government Appoints New-Old Governors

Egypt's transitional government this month appointed 15 new governors, but grassroots citizens are still not satisfied.

Egypt's Transitional Government Appoints New-Old Governors

Egyptians Riot in Cairo Courtroom

Egyptians rioted in a Cairo courtroom after a judge freed 10 police officers accused of killing protesters during the revolution.

Egyptians Riot in Cairo Courtroom

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Run for President

While the Muslim Brotherhood has promised not to field a candidate, a senior member of the group will run as an independent.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Run for President

Muslim Brotherhood Hoping for Half of Egyptian Parliament

The Muslim Brotherhood has formed a new political party and is campaigning to win up to half of the seats in the Egyptian parliament in September.

 Muslim Brotherhood Hoping for Half of Egyptian Parliament