A loss for all

A mere cursory numerical scan of the parliamentary election results could be misleading when it comes to determining the winners or losers and to identifying the contours of political life

Politicians: Egypt at the Crossroads

After the run-offs, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) was set to win about most of the seats in the parliament leaving almost only four seats for the leftist Tagammu

The Limits of Competition

The parliamentary elections of 29 November 2010 mark the beginning of a long electoral season. The ruling National Democratic Party, or the government’s party as it is known to Egyptians,

Egyptians prepare for life after Mubarak

Their President of 29 years is very ill. But with no nominated successor, an uncertain future awaits, writes Robert Fisk in Cairo

Campaign under way in Egypt for son to succeed Mubarak

THE EFFORT to ensure that Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president for nearly 29 years, is succeeded by his younger son is being conducted by no fewer than three well-organised groups seeking

Opposition stages protest to escalating commodity prices

Protests organized by the Watan hurr 'Free Country' movement are scheduled for Monday objecting to price increases in front of the People’s Assembly in Cairo and the Chamber of Commerce

In support of Khaled Said

Following weeks during which Mohamed El-Baradei seemed to disappear from the public eye, the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) paid a high-profile visit to Alexandria on

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Egyptian voters cast their ballots Tuesday for the Shura council, the country's upper house of Parliament, amidst widespread allegations of vote-rigging and outright government violence and intimidation.

Mubarak’s recovery and Egypt’s future

Hosni Mubarak, the 81-year-old president of Egypt, underwent gall bladder surgery on March 6 in Germany. His recovery, normal for a man his age, sparked rumours that complications prevented a

The Campaign for ElBaradei

Two days ago we went to the office of a small NGO in Downtown Cairo to meet Abdel Rahman Youssef, poet, television presenter and activist who is being the campaign