Egypt Polls

  • 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' selfassurance was contested by the other candidate in the runoff 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 Presidenttobe as the military council strips the President of any real powers through its latest decree. ...
  • Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood claims victory June 19, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's agonised passage from revolution to democracy was in limbo on Monday, as the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in a presidential election while the generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak decreed it was they who would keep power for now. That drew a sharp rebuke from Washington, long the...
  • Egypt polls: Islamists notch around 2/3rd seats January 21, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian Islamist parties have swept the parliamentary polls with a Muslim Brotherhood linked political group alone notching 235 seats in the 498 member House, the first polls since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, nearly a year ago. The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which represents the Brotherhood won...
  • Voters queue in Egypt's first postMubarak polls November 28, 2011

    Cairo: Shaking off years of political apathy, Egyptians turned out in long lines at voting stations on Monday in their nation's first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a giant step toward what they hope will be a democracy after decades of dictatorship. The landmark election has already been overshadowed by...
  • Egypt heads for historic vote in turmoil November 28, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptians prepared to vote on Monday in the first elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a milestone many hoped would usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship. Instead, the polling is already marred by turmoil in the streets and the population is sharply polarised and confused over the...