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Egyptian Elections

News and updates about Egyptian Elections

Egyptians vote in first stage of parliamentary election

The election is likely to produce a lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi.

Egyptians vote in first stage of parliamentary election

Initial results show Sisi wins second term

Egyptian President re-elected for second term with 92 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Initial results show Sisi wins second term

ISIS urges attacks during Egypt elections

Video purportedly by ISIS affiliate in Egypt calls for attacks during next month’s presidential elections.

ISIS urges attacks during Egypt elections

Egypt: Head of centrist party to challenge Sisi

Head of Egypt's El-Ghad party, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, to run for presidency in March election.

Egypt: Head of centrist party to challenge Sisi

Another Egyptian presidential candidate drops out

Lawyer Khaled Ali, seen as the last real challenger to Sisi, quits the race to be president.

Another Egyptian presidential candidate drops out

Egypt's former chief of staff arrested, drops presidential bid

Lieutenant General Sami Anan detained and accused of breaking the law by running for office.

Egypt's former chief of staff arrested, drops presidential bid

Egypt's former chief of staff to run for president

General Sami Anan, ousted by Islamist President Morsi in 2012, will challenge Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for the presidency.

Egypt's former chief of staff to run for president

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term

Egyptian President announces his intention to run for a second term in office. Elections will be held in March.

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term

Egypt announces dates of presidential election

Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of presidential election. Sisi expected to win.

Egypt announces dates of presidential election

Egypt's former PM won't run for president

A month after declaring he will run for the presidency, Ahmed Shafiq backs down, says he's "not the best person" for the job.

Egypt's former PM won't run for president

12 million urge Sisi to run again

Supporters of Egyptian president say they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for another term.

12 million urge Sisi to run again

Egypt Sets Date for Parliamentary Election

Egypt announces it will hold its parliamentary election starting on October 18-19, as path to democracy continues.

Egypt Sets Date for Parliamentary Election

Sisi Sworn in as President

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi becomes the next Egyptian president, citing 'people's revolution.' But was the election fair?

Sisi Sworn in as President As Doubts over Democracy Continue

Egypt: Official Results Confirm Sisi's Victory

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi officially declared Egypt’s new president as final results show him winning more than 96 percent of the vote.

Egypt: Official Results Confirm Sisi's Victory

Egypt Rejects Appeal Over Election Results

Egypt's elections committee rejects defeated candidate Hamdeen Sabahi's appeal against voting results that gave Sisi a victory.

Egypt Rejects Appeal Over Election Results

Sisi Wins Presidency with Overwhelming Majority

Partial results indicate that Egypt’s former army chief has captured at least 85% of the votes, and maybe even more.

Egypt's Sisi Wins Presidency with Overwhelming Majority

Egypt's Election Extended Due to Low Turnout

Polling in Egypt's presidential election extended for a third day.

Egypt's Election Extended Due to Low Turnout

Egypt Declares Holiday to Encourage Voting

Egypt announces that Tuesday, the second day of the country’s presidential elections, will be an official holiday.

Egypt Declares Holiday to Encourage Voting

Sisi Urges Egyptians to Vote in Large Numbers

Egypt's presidential vote, which Sisi is expected to clinch easily, to be held Monday and Tuesday.

Sisi Urges Egyptians to Vote in Large Numbers

Egypt: Bomb Hits Election Rally in Cairo

Three people hurt by a bomb at a Cairo election rally for presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt: Bomb Hits Election Rally in Cairo

Sisi: I Survived Two Assassination Attempts

Egypt's leading presidential candidate reveals there were two attempts to kill him, stresses he is not afraid.

Sisi: I Survived Two Assassination Attempts

Sisi Calls for Big Turnout in Election

Former Egyptian army chief wants "unprecedented numbers" in upcoming vote.

Sisi Calls for Big Turnout in Presidential Election

Egyptian Spokesmen Call for Referendum

Spokesmen for the two Egyptian presidential candidates have advocated for putting the peace treaty with Israel to a vote in a referendum.

Egyptian Spokesmen: Put Treaty With Israel to a Referendumplayer

Did Mubarak Support Sisi for President?

Egyptian website claims former president Mubarak supported Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president. Mubarak's lawyer: Not true.

Did Mubarak Support Sisi for Egypt's President?

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections

The first round of voting in the Egyptian presidential election will be May 26 and 27, announces election commission.

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections

Sisi's Replacement in Egypt Sworn In

General Sedki Sobhi appointed Egypt's armed forces chief and defense minister, a day after Abdel Fattah el-Sisi resigned.

Sisi's Replacement in Egypt Sworn In

Putin Backs Sisi's Presidential Bid

Russian President endorses Egyptian army chief's presidential bid, sparking outrage from the United States.

Putin Backs Sisi's Presidential Bid

Popular Egyptian Activist to Run for President

Hamdeen Sabbahi, who came in third in the 2012 elections, announces he will run again.

Popular Egyptian Activist to Run for President

Egypt's Army: Sisi Was 'Misinterpreted'

Egypt's army says a Kuwaiti newspaper "misinterpreted" comments by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he will run for the presidency.

Egypt's Army: Sisi Was 'Misinterpreted'

Report: Egypt's Sisi Confirms Presidential Bid

Egyptian army chief reportedly confirms to Kuwaiti newspaper that he will run for president.

Report: Egypt's Sisi Confirms Presidential Bid

Egypt's Army Backs Sisi for Presidency

Egypt's top military body backs Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. He is expected to resign as army chief within days.

Egypt's Army Backs Sisi for Presidency

Egypt Announces Early Presidential Elections

Egypt announces early presidential elections which many speculate will be won by military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt Announces Early Presidential Elections

Egypt's Interim PM Backs Sisi for President

Sisi "is a candidate who we can count on," says Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi.

Egypt's Interim PM Backs Sisi for President

Report: Sisi Preparing Electoral Agenda

Egypt’s army chief is reportedly preparing the electoral agenda he will present when announcing his candidacy for the presidency.

Report: Sisi Preparing Electoral Agenda

Egypt's Sisi: I'll Run if the People Demand It

Egypt's popular army chief says he would run for president if the people demand it and the military supports him.

Egypt's Sisi: I'll Run if the People Demand It

Mubarak's Last PM: I'll Run if Sisi Doesn't

Former Egyptian President's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, says he'll run for president if the army chief does not.

Mubarak's Last PM: I'll Run if Sisi Doesn't

Report: Egypt's Sisi to Run for President

Egypt's defense minister expected to step down to pave the way for his nomination in the upcoming presidential elections, says local media.

Report: Egypt's Sisi to Run for President

Egypt's President: Elections Within 7 Months

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, says the government is committed to holding elections within seven months.

Egypt's Interim President Promises Elections Within 7 Months

Egypt to Hold Elections in the Summer

Egypt will hold parliamentary elections in February or March, with presidential polls in early summer, says Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.

Egypt to Hold Presidential Elections in the Summer

Egypt's President Sets Timetable for Elections

Egypt's constitution will be amended within five months, and parliamentary elections will be held two months after that.

Egypt's Interim President Sets Timetable for Elections