From the Editors
The final results of the presidential runoff will be announced on Sunday, said Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) Secretary General Hatem Bagato. “There are nationwide vote-counting errors and after the appeals are considered we will recount the votes, and then the final result will be announced on Sunday," Bagato said in a phone call to media personality Amr Adib on the Orbit satellite TV station. The commission had initially said it would announce on ...Keep Reading »
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis Nour Party have called on the Egyptian people to go to Tahrir Square on Friday and take part in the "Return of Legitimacy" demonstration in protest against the supplement to the Constitutional Declaration issued by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces earlier this week. They are threatening the SCAF with another revolution, say party representatives. Freedom and Justice Party MP Essam al-Erian told Al-Masry ...Keep Reading »
According to Al-Masry Al-Youm's count, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy garnered 51.13 percent of the vote, securing the post of the president, after a fierce runoff that pushed former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq out of the race with a slim difference. Morsy gathered 12,322,549 votes, while Shafiq got 12,201,549, or 48.87 percent of the vote. Morsy consolidated gains in most Upper Egyptian cities and villages, where he led in the first round of the presidential ...Keep Reading »
Al-Masry Al-Youm has compiled a comprehensive tabulation of results from the first round of presidential elections, which ended yesterday. The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsy, looks set to lead Egypt's first presidential election poll following the uprising that deposed Hosni Mubarak last year, taking 5,446,460, or 24.9 percent of the votes. Ahmed Shafiq, a former civil aviation minister under Mubarak who was appointed during the president’s last days in ...Keep Reading »
[The following editorial was published by the editors of Egypt Independent, an affiliated publication of Al-Masry Al-Youm, in response to the latter's censorship of and interference in the content-related decision-making of Egypt Independent.] On 24 November, we issued the first edition of our new project, Egypt Independent, a weekly, twenty-four-page newspaper that attempts to unpack Egypt’s complex and dynamic political and cultural landscape. It was not long before we ...Keep Reading »
[Originally published as an editorial in Al-Masry Al-Youm, July 23, 2011.] Today marks 59 years since the July Revolution, an event that has defined the last half century of Egyptian history. Coming on the heels of another revolution, one popular in nature, this anniversary invites more reflection than celebration. On 23 July 1952, the Free Officers movement, led by a young colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, overthrew the monarchy and established a presidential ...Keep Reading »
Al-Masry Al-Youm is an Egyptian Arabic-language independent daily.