Egypt election http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22137/all en Egypt's surprising front-runner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120502/egypt-election-front-runner-fotouh-muslim-brotherhood CAIRO, Egypt — With the backing of both liberals and conservative Salafist Muslims, an unlikely front-runner has emerged in Egypt's crucial presidential race.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120502/egypt-election-front-runner-fotouh-muslim-brotherhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election Elections Political Risk Thu, 03 May 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5702864 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's transition is ending the way it began — in protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120504/egypt-transition-protest-clashes-scaf-military-election CAIRO, Egypt — Renewed clashes between protesters and army soldiers at the defense ministry in Cairo on Friday deepened Egypt's political crisis just weeks ahead of the country's crucial presidential elections. While frustrations with the ruling military ran high among protesters, it also ran high among Cairo residents who said they saw little purpose for such sustained demonstrations.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120504/egypt-transition-protest-clashes-scaf-military-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election World Leaders Elections Military Sat, 05 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5703222 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt holds first-ever presidential debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120511/egypt-holds-first-ever-presidential-debate CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s two leading presidential candidates faced off Thursday night in the country’s first televised debate, intensifying an already turbulent race for the nation’s top post. Abdel Meneim Aboul Fotouh, a moderate Islamist candidate, and Amr Moussa, a secular-liberal contender, traded barbs — sometimes heated — for four hours on the privately-owned ON TV television channel to a audience of millions across Egypt. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120511/egypt-holds-first-ever-presidential-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election Elections Political Risk Fri, 11 May 2012 15:43:34 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5703959 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood on cusp of upset victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120524/election-muslim-brotherhood-mohamed-morsi <p>ISMAILIA, Egypt &mdash; The Muslim Brotherhood has reportedly scored a surprise victory in Egypt&#39;s presidential election. In preliminary results, its candidate, Mohamed Morsi appears poised to enter a second round of voting. While Morsi was largely written off prior to the election, the Muslim Brotherhood&#39;s powerful grassroots network boosted the standing of its decidedly uncharismatic candidate, who has vowed to impose Islamic law if elected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120524/election-muslim-brotherhood-mohamed-morsi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election World Leaders Elections Politics Fri, 25 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5705529 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt: The revolution continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120615/egypt-revolution-election-votes-morsi-shafiq <p>CAIRO &mdash; With no legislature, no constitution, and elections being held for a president with yet-to-be-defined powers, Egypt&rsquo;s fate once again lies squarely in the hands of its military rulers. &ldquo;[It&#39;s] are a reminder not that the revolution should continue,&rdquo; one Egyptian activist said. &ldquo;But that the revolution should begin.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120615/egypt-revolution-election-votes-morsi-shafiq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election World Leaders Elections Politics Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:00:22 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5708126 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt election results will be announced tomorrow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120623/egypt-election-results-announced-tomorrow Both candidates are claiming victory in the run-off by a narrow margin.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120623/egypt-election-results-announced-tomorrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cairo Egypt Egypt election Elections Politics Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5709146 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt tense ahead of election results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120623/egypt-tense-ahead-election-results <p>CAIRO &mdash; While the post-revolution political forces continue to draw battle lines in the fight for legitimacy, forging fitful alliances and trading public barbs over the vote, many Egyptians are now skeptical that it will be the ballot box that ultimately delivers their new leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120623/egypt-tense-ahead-election-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election World Leaders Elections Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:56:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5709156 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's worst nightmare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120625/israel-morsi-egypt-election <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; In many ways, Muhammad Morsi, the newly elected president of Egypt, is Israel&#39;s worst-case scenario. Morsi first entered Egypt&#39;s political fray as an opponent of the 1979 Camp David Accords, which ushered in an era in which Israel &mdash; shunned by every Arab nation since its inception &mdash; could finally dream of a regional peace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120625/israel-morsi-egypt-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt election World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5709420 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt: Morsi sets vote on new constitution for Dec. 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121201/egypt-morsi-vote-constitution-dec-15 Pro-government demonstrators took to Cairo's streets in support of a new draft constitution.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121201/egypt-morsi-vote-constitution-dec-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Egypt election Sat, 01 Dec 2012 22:13:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5727790 at http://www.globalpost.com