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Yasmine Fathi

Coalition of Political Figures Stage 'Parliamentarian' Sit-in

[A protester, standing on the stairs of the Journalist's Syndicate points at a photo of the female protester who was stripped by security forces this week. Photo credit: Mai Shaheen.]

Hundreds of protesters backed by 40 politicians demonstrate in front of the Journalists' Syndicate against the escalating violence by the military regime. Over 200 protesters continue to chant against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on the steps of the Journalists’ Syndicate in downtown Cairo. The protest is a continuation of a sit-in that was instigated on Monday night by 40 well-known political figures who were demonstrating against state repression and ...

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Muslim Brotherhood Braces for Tough Electoral Race in Runoffs

[Supporters of the Freedom and Justice Party support their candidates in the run-up to the parliamentary elections. Photo credit: Reuters.]

While the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm performed well in the first phase of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, party officials are not resting on their laurels. After a successful run during last week’s electoral race, the Muslim Brotherhood is now gearing itself for Monday’s runoffs. The Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, will have forty-six candidates entering the runoffs, ending the first stage of the three phase elections. In ...

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BREAKING: Heavy Voter Turnout Postpones Egypt Elections Results Untill Friday

[People stand in line outside a polling station as they wait to cast their votes during the parliamentary election in Cairo, 28 November 2011. Photo credit: Reuters.]

[For unofficial preliminary results of the most recent round of elections, click here.] The SEC says it is still counting votes; will announce results for the first post Mubarak parliamentary elections one day late The Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC) has announced that the results of the first phase of parliamentary elections will be released on Friday. The results will cover total vote counts for the nine governorates which voted in the first phase on 28-29 ...

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