Egyptians slow to vote on extra day

2014-05-28 10:19

Egyptians have been slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election after lower-than-expected threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win.

Egyptian voters back new charter

2014-01-16 18:56

The ballot count shows an overwhelming majority voted for Egypt's new constitution.

West calls for election after Morsi ouster

2013-07-04 12:54

Western powers have called for restraint and a swift return to democracy in Egypt after the army toppled Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, detaining him and his top aides.

US intervenes amid fear of Egypt implosion

2013-07-03 09:04

The Obama administration, fearing a political-military implosion in Egypt, has abandoned its hands-off approach and delivered pointed warnings to the country's three main players.

Egypt's ElBaradei - boycott election

2013-02-23 14:31

A top Egyptian opposition figure, Mohamed ElBaradei, has called for a boycott of upcoming parliamentary elections.

Tensions soar in Egypt

2012-06-23 16:10

Tensions are soaring in Egypt a day before the result of a divisive presidential election is revealed and as the Muslim Brotherhood fought over what it sees as a military power grab.

Tensions spike over Mubarak successor

2012-06-20 11:26

The uncertainty over the health of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak comes amid new political upheaval, with both candidates in a presidential vote claiming victory.

Military set to stay in power in Egypt

2012-06-15 10:21

The stage has been set for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power after Hosni Mubarak-appointed judges dissolved parliament and ruled his former prime minister eligible for the presidential election.

Sabbahi can surprise Egypt

2012-05-20 21:30

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi rolls into the village of Dakarnas with a retinue of enthusiastic young supporters who are convinced their underdog candidate can surprise the nation.

10 Egyptian hopefuls barred from race

2012-04-14 22:41

The head of Egypt's election commission says 10 presidential hopefuls, including the country's ex-spy chief and key Islamists have been disqualified from running.

US will hold Egypt politicians to account

2012-04-01 22:29

Washington will monitor actions by Egyptian politicians and hold them "accountable", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, after the Muslim Brotherhood entered Egypt's presidential fray.

Egypt military - Nour may run for president

2012-03-28 22:11

Egypt's military ruler has granted opposition figure Ayman Nour full political rights, allowing him to run in a May presidential election.

Egypt presidential vote set for May 23

2012-02-29 22:41

Egypt's presidential election will be held over two days starting on May 23, as the country's military rulers prepare to hand power.

Cleric says brother best for Egypt

2012-02-15 20:45

A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood is the best of the Egyptian presidential candidates to have emerged so far, a high-profile Islamic cleric has said.

Egypt's ElBaradei ends presidential bid

2012-01-15 13:19

Egypt's reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei has withdrawn from the presidential race, saying a fair election is impossible under the military's grip nearly a year after Hosni Mubarak's was ousted.

Egypt protesters fling chairs at ex-PM

2012-01-07 08:00

Former Egyptian prime minister and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq was forced to flee a campaign rally after protesters threw chairs at him and demanded he leave the area.

Egypt votes in final phase of landmark polls

2012-01-03 08:08

Egyptians are set to vote in the final round of a landmark post-revolution election that has propelled Islamist movements into the centre stage of politics.

Third day of violence rocks Cairo

2011-12-18 11:54

Clashes between demonstrators and police have again rocked central Cairo, in the third straight day of violence which has left 10 people dead and some 500 wounded.

Brotherhood, military fight over charter

2011-12-09 11:13

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group set to dominate the new parliament, has accused the country's military rulers of trying to undercut the authority of elected legislators.

Egypt's ultra-conservatives pull ¼ of votes

2011-12-07 11:54

With little political experience but a huge religious following, Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafi movement has managed to pull a quarter of the vote in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Egypt runoffs expose Islamist tensions

2011-12-06 10:13

The runoff for Egypt's first-round parliamentary elections has heated up tensions between competing Islamist groups that have so far dominated the vote.

Egypt's Islamists look to extend gains

2011-12-05 09:20

Islamist candidates in Egypt look to extend their crushing victory in the country's first parliamentary elections since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak, as voters turn out for run-off polls.

Hardline Islamist surge seen in Egypt polls

2011-12-01 13:03

Egypt is awaiting results from its first election since its February revolution which are set to confirm moderate Islamists as the dominant force, but with a strong showing from hardliners.

US presses Egypt on 'inclusive' democracy

2011-11-30 21:49

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Egypt to continue its transition to democracy "in a just, transparent and inclusive manner", following an opening round of voting.

Egypt awaits poll results

2011-11-30 12:34

Egypt awaits results from its peaceful and largely orderly first post-revolution elections which are expected to show moderate Islamists dominating the country’s new political landscape.


Weaker turnout in Egypt's 2nd day of voting

2014-05-27 13:35

The government and media outlets in Egypt have urged voters to the polls on the second and final day of the country’s presidential election, amid a sign of a weaker-than-expected turnout in the balloting.

US envoy in Egypt seeks peace, democracy

2013-07-15 10:53

A US official is in Cairo to press for a return to elected government following Mohammed Morsi's overthrow, as the Islamist leader's supporters and opponents readied rival rallies.

Army chief emerges as new Egypt strongman

2013-07-03 10:20

Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is emerging as Egypt's strongman amid the turmoil sweeping the country, is desperate to end the crisis but without military rule, experts say.

Egypt to probe election complaints

2013-06-22 16:24

An Egyptian election commission will look into complaints by presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq alleging irregularities in last year's vote, which he narrowly lost.

Egypt top judges override boycott

2012-12-03 20:14

Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council says it would delegate judges to oversee a referendum on a controversial draft constitution, overriding calls for a boycott.

Egypt media demonises Muslim Brotherhood

2012-06-22 12:04

Egypt's media is demonising the Muslim Brotherhood as the state's worst enemy, claiming the fundamentalist group plans to plunge the country into chaos.

Egypt army to hand over power at end-June

2012-06-18 14:50

Egypt's ruling military council will hold a ceremony to hand over power to the country's newly elected president at the end of June, a report says.

ElBaradei: Egypt has 'long way to go'

2012-05-24 17:14

Mohamed ElBaradei has hailed the end of "the culture of fear" as Egyptians voted for their first democratically elected president.

Cairo calm again after deadly clashes

2012-05-05 11:00

A Cairo district that witnessed deadly clashes between protesters and soldiers near the defence ministry is calm after an overnight curfew.

Egypt: 40% undecided ahead of vote

2012-04-14 16:00

Nearly 40% of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a poll has found.

Islamists push generals to sack Egypt gov

2012-03-29 20:23

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood are pushing a no-confidence motion against the military-appointed government.

Egypt's presidential race kicks off

2012-03-10 12:33

Egypt's presidential race kicked off, with registration open for candidates to run the country after a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak last year.

Egypt presidential elections in June

2012-02-19 22:17

Egypt's first presidential elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran leader Hosni Mubarak a year ago will be held in the first week of June, officials are quoted as saying.

Brotherhood out of Egypt presidency race

2012-01-26 22:37

The Muslim Brotherhood, the big winners of Egypt's parliamentary vote, will not field a candidate for the Egyptian presidency, its leader Mohammed Badie has said.

Landmark Egypt vote nears conclusion

2012-01-10 10:09

Egyptians are voting in second-round run-offs for the third and final phase of staggered elections to choose the first parliament since mass protests ousted Hosni Mubarak in February last year.

Islamists closer to win in Egypt

2012-01-06 22:10

The Muslim Brotherhood won more than a third of the votes in the last stage of elections for Egypt's lower house of parliament.

Egypt Islamists sweep 2nd voting round

2011-12-24 18:02

Egypt's main Islamist parties have won 65% of votes for party lists in the second round of a historic election for a new parliament.

Low turnout at Egypt polling stations

2011-12-15 11:25

Polling stations in nine Egyptian governorates has re-opened for a second round of voting in the country's parliamentary elections amid low voter turnout.

Brotherhood extends gains in Egypt polls

2011-12-07 13:19

Egypt's top Islamist party says it had extended its gains in the first elections, amid fresh warnings about the sinking economy from the country's caretaker premier.

Turnout low in Egypt run-off vote

2011-12-06 12:40

Turnout has been low in the run-off vote of Egypt’s first democratic parliamentary election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, amid reported violations and counting errors.

Egyptians head to polls for runoffs

2011-12-05 14:02

A trickle of Egyptian voters headed to the polls for two days of runoffs in the country's first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

Egypt election results delayed

2011-12-01 22:06

The head of Egypt's election commission says the announcement of final results for first-round parliamentary elections has been delayed again.

Egypt: Brotherhood wants to form govt

2011-12-01 07:39

Leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have demanded to form the next government, as partial results show the group emerging as the biggest winner in the country’s landmark parliamentary elections.

Egypt: Brotherhood leading in vote count

2011-11-30 14:02

The Muslim Brotherhood’s list is leading in initial counting of results from the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary election, with about 40% of party-list votes, a party source says.

Islamists pull out stops in Egypt polls

2011-11-29 12:26

Egyptian Islamists hope the ongoing elections in Egypt will bring them closer to power even though the army generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak have yet to step down.

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