Egypt Sets Date for Presidential Elections

April 22 has been set for the country's presidential election.

  • Egypt:  Christians Ask Govt to Reconsider Election Date

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 26 February 2013

    Coptic Catholics in Egypt have protested at the decision taken by President Morsi to hold parliamentary elections on a date which would coincide with Coptic Easter celebrations. read more »

Voters wait to vote at a polling station in Qaliobeya (file photo).

  • Egypt:  Mursi Says HEC Awaits National Dialogue's Recommendations

    Aswat Masriya, 26 February 2013

    Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi on Tuesday said that the Higher Elections Commission (HEC) is awaiting any recommendations that today's national dialogue session may produce ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Nour Party Head Threatens Withdrawal From National Dialogue

    Aswat Masriya, 26 February 2013

    Head of the Salafi Nour Party Younis Makhioun on Tuesday threatened to withdraw from today's national dialogue session held at the presidential palace in Cairo following his ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Opposition Boycotts Parliament Election

    Aswat Masriya, 26 February 2013

    The National Salvation Front (NSF) announced on Tuesday that it will neither participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections nor attend a national dialogue called by President ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Presidency Says National Dialogue Session On Tuesday Aired Live

    Aswat Masriya, 25 February 2013

    Egypt's presidency on Monday said it invites all national powers with their different spectra to a national dialogue session on Tuesday, adding that the session will be aired live. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egyptian Politician Says Mursi Divided Nation

    Aswat Masriya, 26 February 2013

    Chairman of the 'Free Egyptians' Party, Ahmed Saeed, said on Monday that Egypt has become divided under President Mohamed Mursi, adding that the Islamist leader is not aware of the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt President Meets Political Forces for Dialogue

    Aswat Masriya, 26 February 2013

    Egypt's presidency has extended an invitation to all political and national forces to attend a meeting on Tuesday to discuss their suggestions for fair and free elections. read more »

  • Egypt:  Opposition Convenes Tuesday to Decide On Election

    Aswat Masriya, 25 February 2013

    Former Arab League Chief and head of the 'Conference' Party, Amr Moussa, said on Monday that the National Salvation Front (NSF) will meet on Tuesday evening to announce a final ... read more »