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Noha El-Hennawy

First Day of Presidential Runoffs Reflects Egypt’s Troubled Transition

[Egyptians vote in the second round of presidential elections. This photo was originally posted to Flickr by Jonathan Rashad.]

The last round of Egypt’s presidential elections kicked off Saturday amid speculations that the results may deal the last blow to the January 25 revolution and tighten the grip of the military junta on the helm of state. Nearly 14,000 polling centers opened their gates at eight am to millions of Egyptians, who had to choose between the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy and Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and a former commander of Egypt’s Air Forces Ahmed ...

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Experts: Court Rulings Constitute a Blow to Civilian Forces

[Tahrir Square - Egyptians protesting against the court verdicts of Mubarak's trial. Image originally posted to Flickr by Lorenz Khazaleh.]

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) dealt a blow on Thursday to civilian forces by handing down rulings that effectively dissolved Parliament, returned legislative powers to the military and affirmed the legality of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq’s bid for presidency. In a much anticipated court session, the SCC deemed the Parliamentary Elections Law unconstitutional, under which an Islamist-dominated Parliament was elected earlier this year. The court ...

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Noha El-Hennawy


Noha El-Hennawy is a senior reporter for Egypt Independent. She holds a master of science in digital journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.