From the Editors
Osman El Sharnoubi
President Mohamed Morsi's Thursday constitutional declaration has prompted Egyptian political forces that had been planning to commemorate last year's Mohamed Mahmoud clashes with mass protests on Friday to fine-tune their demands. Over thirty political groups had planned to take part in Friday's protests – dubbed 'Eyes of Freedom' in reference to the many protesters who lost eyes in the clashes – to articulate three main demands. Those demands included the dismissal of ...Keep Reading »
The first day of Egypt's presidential runoff has seen substantive reports of electoral violations on both sides of the divisive race. The supporters of Mubarak-era premier Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi have both found themselves accused of trying to garner votes in underhanded ways. Reported practices range from outright vote-buying and herding citizens to polling stations, to violating bans on promoting candidates on polling day and arranging ...Keep Reading »
Osman El Sharnoubi writes for Ahram Online.