Brotherhood woman candidate confident about electoral bid

Bushra al-Samny, the Muslim Brotherhood female candidate in Alexandria, is confident that she is going to win the woman quota seat in Alexandria in the 28 November parliamentary elections.

The Gap Between Elections and Change

Arab democratic practices and institutions are alive and kicking, but there continues to be a deep and chronic gap between the phenomenon of citizens who vote, and the policies of

5181 Candidates to Contest in Parliamentary Polls

A report by Egypt's Higher Electoral Commission announced that approximately 5,181 candidates, including 380 women, will take part in the parliamentary elections slated for Sunday, November 28, 2010.

US State Department Calls for Transparency in Elections

P.J. Crowley, the US state department's spokesmen and Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs urged the Egyptian authorities to ensure that elections were held in a free and

Islamophobia Discussed by US Panel

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, the UI Muslim Student Association, and UI International Programs organized a conference to discuss cooperation among faiths and how to surmount stereotypes

Civil society deploys trainings, technology ahead of poll

The upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for 28 November will not undergo international monitoring after the government declared that allowing such monitoring would undermine national sovereignty.

The Race for Primacy in the Middle East

The Middle East is about to change. No, the dysfunctional political systems are not about to become more free or fair or democratic. National economies are not going to improve