Ahmed Shafik

  • From power to protest, Egypt's Brotherhood fights for life July 9, 2013

    Cairo: The Muslim Brotherhood is facing an old adversary in the fight of its life, but has few means to confront the Egyptian military that has swept it from power. Reduced to camping out on the Cairo streets, all it can do, it seems, is mourn its dead. The deaths of...
  • Egypt assembly seeks to wrap up constitution November 29, 2012

    Cairo: The assembly writing Egypt's constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers. But as Mursi's opponents staged a sixth...
  • Egypt's Islamist President Mursi gets to work June 25, 2012

    Cairo: Islamist Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected President whose powers have been curbed by the military, toured his palatial new residence - where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak once lived - and began work on Monday to form a coalition government. Declared winner on Sunday, a week after a nail-biting run-off...
  • Islamist leader Morsi declared Egypt President June 25, 2012

    Cairo: The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner of Egypt's first free presidential election on Sunday, and he proclaimed himself a leader "for all Egyptians," although he faces a struggle for power with the country's still-dominant military rulers. The announcement by election officials touched off a joyous celebration of...
  • Egypt Presidential polls: Muslim Brotherhood wins June 24, 2012

    Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi on Sunday won the historic post-Mubarak presidential polls in Egypt, beating his rival and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik to become the country's first freely elected President. Supreme Presidential Elections Commission head Farouq Sultan announced that Morsi had won the presidential run-off. Morsi, 60, won 51.73...
  • Protest at Tahir Square as Egypt awaits result June 22, 2012

    Cairo: Thousands of protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt's rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days after polling ended. Another two days of uncertainty and name calling seem likely over the weekend...
  • US alarm as Egypt Army undermines election result June 19, 2012

    Cairo: The United States expressed alarm that its proteges in the Egyptian Army were abusing hopes for democracy by ordering more military rule just as the Muslim Brotherhood was claiming victory in the country's first free presidential election. The Islamists' self-assurance was contested by the other candidate in the run-off race,...
  • Egypt polls: A puppet government in the offing? June 19, 2012

    Even as the Muslim Brotherhood claims that it has won the landmark elections, it won't be real victory for the civilian President-to-be as the military council strips the President of any real powers through its latest decree. ...