Articles tagged with: elections

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 1 May, 2014

Egypt: Sabahy announces electoral platform amid controversy

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahy officially unveiled his election platform on Wednesday, pledging to repeal a controversial anti-protest law, pardon “non-criminal” offenders and crack down on terrorism. Speaking during a press conference in Cairo, Sabahy announced that his campaign slogan would be “social justice, democracy and national independence, in order to achieve Egypt’s hopes for the future and rebuild it from the beginning.” “Th...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2014

Democracy in the Making

Tunisia’s next general elections will mark the end of its transitional period—but it is still unclear when elections will take place, what parties will run for office and which of those parties will lead in the polls. And although it is clear they will differ from the elections held in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, it is not yet certain how. It was only after Ben Ali’s departure that politics entered the public sphe...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013

Editorial: A Lesson for Turkey

This week’s historic events in Egypt that witnessed the toppling of Mohamed Mursi, the nation's first democratically-elected president, have captured the attention of an intern...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Friday, 14 Jun, 2013

No Room for Maneuver

Khalid Azizi is a composed and soft-spoken man; he does not exhibit the fiery rhetoric that would be expected of a man in his position. Azizi is the secretary-general of the Ku...

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David Patrikarakos
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on : Friday, 7 Jun, 2013

Limited Options

With just a week to go until Iran’s presidential election on June 14, things look bleak for Iranians of a reformist nature. Iran’s Guardian Council has done its job and whitt...

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Alex Walsh
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on : Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013

The History Boys

Since the fall of the Mubarak government, there has been much opportunity to reconsider and revise narratives of Egypt's history. For instance, observers have had to reconsider...

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Farah Souames
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on : Thursday, 23 May, 2013

Algeria’s Cloudy Future

It looks like Algeria might be going through a transitional period. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was flown to hospital in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke on April 28. Althoug...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 17 May, 2013

Editorial: Pakistan’s Daily State of Emergency

Last weekend’s general elections in Pakistan are significant for a variety of reasons. For the first time in the country’s history—and, unless the unexpected happens—th...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 10 May, 2013

Iranian candidate list takes shape

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hassan Rouhani, a reformist presidential hopeful and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005, revealed on Tuesday that before the presiden...

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David Patrikarakos
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on : Friday, 10 May, 2013

Déjà Vu in Tehran

The five-day registration process for candidates in next month’s Iranian presidential elections officially opened this Tuesday, marking the beginning of what is likely to be a ve...

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