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With al-Sisi seemingly ready to run, Egypt's presidential elections set for April
Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement yesterday. Presidential decree changes the election schedule decided by political parties after the fall of Mohammed Morsi, whereby parliamentary elections would come before the presidential poll. For critics, the move favours General al-Sisi and a government loyal to him.
06/05/2014 EGYPT - ISLAM
General al-Sisi promises to "finish" Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
In his first television interview as a presidential candidate, the former army chief said he was not running for the military, pledges stability and security, as well as tolerance for the opposition. However, pro-democracy democratic groups criticise his policy of suppressing the dissent.
Egypt: State of emergency revoked, curfew remains in some areas
The special law came into force on 14 August, during clashes with the Muslim Brotherhood . On the orders of an Egyptian court, the new measure will come into effect this afternoon . The army says it will continue to apply the state of emergency and curfew in sensitive areas waiting for an official notification.
15/01/2014 EGYPT - ISLAM
Second day of voting for new Egyptian constitution. Yesterday, 9 dead
State media applaud the high turnout, the Muslim Brotherhood claim instead a low turnout and continue their boycott. The referendum is a vote against the fundamentalism of the Brotherhood.
Egyptians set to elect a new president with Al-Sisi the almost certain winner
The results of the two-day election are expected at the end of May. Analysts and experts expect the former military chief of the Armed Forces to win. He vowed to "eradicate" Islamic terrorism from the country. Fears have been raised of a new drift towards authoritarianism.
27/03/2014 EGYPT - ISLAM
In last appearance in uniform, Gen. al-Sisi announces candidacy for president
The decision is long overdue. His election almost certain with 90% support of the population. After Mohamed Morsi interlude, military once again great electors of Egypt’s presidents. "Hard work and sacrifices".
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