Noticias

Free Egyptians Party faces mass resignations of MPs in latest internal crisis

22 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

Half of the Free Egyptians Party's (FEP) Parliamentary bloc have resigned from the liberal party and joined Future of the Nation Party, news reports said on Tuesday, in the latest partisan reshuffle of Egypt's House of Representatives.

In statements to Shorouk Daily on Tuesday, MP Mohamed El-Masood, who resigned from FEP and joined Future of the Nation party, said half of the FEP parliamentary bloc had switched camps.

Al Tagammu excludes approach to Al Nour ahead of municipal elections

21 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Al Tagammu Party praised Sunday the suggested idea of launching alliances between political parties ahead of the coming municipal elections. However, the leftist party asserted that it will not join any alliance that includes Al Nour Salafi Party. 

Al Tagammu Spokesperson, Nabil Zaki, told Egypt Today that the party’s policy rejects any alliances or cooperation with a party based on religious concepts. Zaki added that upcoming municipal elections will not witness any cooperation between Al Tagammu and Al Nour Party. 

Egypt asks the President: Aren’t you scared?

17 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held an “Ask the President” session during the National Youth Conference on Wednesday; a move seemingly unprecedented for an Egyptian president. The questions, too, were unusually straightforward; no one was beating around the bush. 

What the Q&A session signified in terms of internal policies was somewhat a new strategy for bringing the people and their president on closer terms. The presidential palace was opening wide, and the president was going to meet the people half way. 

Political parties prepare for local elections

08 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Political parties are preparing for the local government elections, slated to take place at the end of 2018 or the early beginnings of 2019, as announced by Speaker of the Parliament Ali Abdel Aal. 

The Ministry of Local Development has reportedly allocated specific portions from its 2018/2019 budget to local councils, implying the government’s intention to permit municipal councils to work once again, MP Yousry al Asiouty, member of the parliamentary committee for local development, said in press remarks on Friday. 

Local polls to be held before 2019: Parliament speaker said

07 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said Monday that the local elections will be held in 2018, which is sooner than the date expected by some officials. 

"The Local Administration Committee in the Parliament has finished discussing a draft law for the local administration," Abdel Aal said in a statement, referring to the draft law which is set to allow the first local polls in a decade to be held. 

Wafd eyes forming opposition coalition, rivals majority bloc

02 Mayo 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

A few days after Parliament’s majority Egypt Support coalition announced its ambition to merge all the parties comprising the coalition into one unified party in order to “politically support the state”, the Wafd Party is seeking to form an opposition coalition inside the Parliament. 

Sources revealed that Wafd Party Chairman Bahaa el-Din Abu Shoka is discussing a suggestion to form an opposition coalition with a number of Parliament members. If formed, the coalition will be a sole rival to the pro-government Egypt Support coalition. 

Egypt's extended state of emergency raises eyebrows, questions

26 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Al Monitor

Egypt has extended its state of emergency for the fourth time, sparking controversy in political and legal circles about the security reasons behind this step and whether the decision is constitutional.

The constitution clearly states that a state of emergency can last a maximum of three months, with one three-month extension. Egypt has been living under a state of emergency for 12 months, and now has at least three more months to go.

'Support Egypt' observes reaction to merging move

25 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

The head of the Parliament’s majority Support Egypt coalition, Mohamed Al-Sewedi, met on Tuesday at the coalition headquarters members of the Parliamentary bloc’s offices in all of Egypt’s governorates. 

Members of the Egyptian parliament’s majority bloc has been putting out feelers lately to see how the Egyptian citizens will react to the suggestion of merging all parties within the coalition into a unified party. 

‘Support Egypt’ parliament coalition discusses forming political party

23 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Independent

Around 100 partisan and independent parliamentary members met with Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal in the Shura Council’s lobby to discuss a suggestion of turning the Support Egypt parliamentary coalition into a political party.

Abdel Aal said that the idea, which was suggested by the president of the coalition Mohammed al-Sewedi, is doable.

Member of the coalition’s political bureau Tharwat Bekhet told Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that the idea needs great efforts and practical measures that will make the party strong and viable.

Egipto renueva otros tres meses más el estado de emergencia en el país

15 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
El Diario

Las autoridades egipcias renovaron hoy otros tres meses el estado de emergencia en el país, impuesto por primera vez en abril de 2017, tras los atentados contra iglesias cristianas que costaron la vida a más de 40 personas. Según el diario estatal Al Ahram, el decreto de renovación fue firmado por el primer ministro egipcio, Sherif Ismail, para "permitir a las Fuerzas Armadas y la policía que tomen las medidas necesarias para hacer frente a los peligros del terrorismo y su financiación".

La Fiscalía de Egipto cita a declarar a nueve periodistas por su cobertura de las elecciones

13 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
ABC

Tras los comicios se ha producido una oleada de arresto e investigaciones por informaciones, calificadas como falsas, que hacían referencia a irregularidades y a la compra de votos. 

La Fiscalía de Egipto ha citado a declarar el 19 de abril al antiguo redactor jefe del popular diario egipcio 'Al Masry al Youm', Mohamed al Sayed Salé, y ocho periodistas del periódico por su cobertura de las elecciones presidenciales, según ha desvelado el secretario general del Sindicato de Periodistas del país, Hatem Zakaria.

Egyptian court affirms fairness of 2012 presidential election

10 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Independent

Giza criminal court upheld on Sunday a previous ruling that stipulated that the 2012 presidential election that brought Mohamed Morsi to power in Egypt was fair, according to the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.

The lawsuit dates back to 2012 when the former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq filed a complaint alleging that the Egyptian Election Committee rigged the outcome in Morsi’s favour.

Constitution allows Moussa’s proposal on merging parties: expert said

09 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

The Egyptian constitution does not ban merging political parties of similar programs, constitutional expert Salah Fawzy said Sunday April 8, after former presidential candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa proposed the idea. 

However, Fawzy told Egypt Today that the laws regulating parties, the Parliament and its statute should be comprehensively reviewed. He added that the law did not tackle merging parties but did not ban it. Regulatory issues should be considered in such process, he continued. 

Sawiris refutes merging Free Egyptians party with Al-Ghad

09 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris denied on Sunday April 8 split reports within his faction of the Free Egyptians Party over proposed merger with al-Ghad Party. 

On his official Twitter account, Sawiris wrote: "It is totally unfounded, especially with regard to a party that did not even win a single seat in the last [parliamentary] election." 

Al-Masry al-Youm editor-in-chief dismissed from post over election coverage

06 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Editor-in-Chief of Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm Mohamed al-Sayed Saleh was dismissed from his post, after the paper was interrogated and fined over its coverage of the 2018 presidential election. 

“It was decided to terminate the contract with Mohamed Sayed Saleh as Editor-in-Chief, but he will be a key writer [for the newspaper] as of April 4,” the Board of Directors’ statement read. 

Egyptian police raid website office and detain editor-in-chief

04 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
The New Arab

Egyptian police raided the offices of a website Tuesday evening, arresting its Editor-in-Chief Adel Sabri, media has reported. Two days earlier, Masr al-Arabia had been ordered by a state media regulator to pay a $2,849 fine for republishing an article from The New York Times, which criticised Egypt's one-horse-race presidential elections.

Almost 2M votes lost in presidential election: What does the spoilt ballot signify?

03 Abr 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

Since Egypt has just been through an election, with its results announced Monday, one could not help but notice that the number of spoilt ballots has increased considerably from previous years. In fact, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi came first, then came the void votes, and finally Moussa Moustafa Moussa who came in the third place. Sisi amassed more than 21.8 million votes; the invalid votes counted for 1.76 million, and Moussa garnered 656,534 votes. 

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