From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Amidst voter turnout lower than first shot at ballots last week, Salafists and Muslim Brotherhood compete for many of the same fifty-two remaining single-seats leaving liberals marginalised.
Egypt’s polling stations have opened their doors for the second day of the electoral runoffs early Tuesday.
The runoffs will take place in twenty-seven constituencies across the nine governorates that voted in the first stage of the three-phase elections, which began on 28 November.
The governorates include Cairo, Alexandria, Assiut, Damietta, Kafr El-Sheikh, Port Said, Fayoum, the Red Sea and Luxor where 104 candidates will compete for the remaining fifty-two singles-seats.
In the first round of elections, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), took forty percent of the vote outright.
Salafists ranked number two and a conglomeration of liberal parties, the Egyptian Bloc, third.
In the runoff for the remaining seats, liberals are throwing their weight in a last-ditch effort to gain a few seats; however the majority of the remaining seats will most likely go to Islamists.
The Muslim Brotherhood,s FJP is running for forty-eight out of the fifty-two runoff singles-seats, with Salafists in tight competition with the FJP for many of those same seats.
Voter turnout in the runoffs has been much lower than in the first trip to the ballots in this phase of the parliamentary elections last week.
Monday evening, the Supreme Electoral Committee (SEC) annulled the runoff election in El Sahel district in Cairo due to counting irregularities. The new vote in the district is rescheduled for 10 and 11 January.
[Developed in partnership with Ahram Online.]
If you prefer, email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot on Facebook
Jadalicious / جدلشس
الآن على الرأسمالية العالمية مواجهة واقع جديد: دولار أضعف بما لذلك من تداعيات هائلة على التجارة العالمية وعلى التوازن الهش الأمريكي الصينيclick | email | tweet
Latest EntriesView All Entries »
- In Need of Aid but Hungry for Peace
- Syria Media Roundup (March 23)
- Boris Brejcha at D-CAF
- O.I.L. Media Roundup (28 March)
- Illicit Sex in Ottoman and French Algeria: An Interview with Aurelie Perrier
- Harvard Event: Anthony Alessandrini on Fanonian Nonviolence: After the African Spring (6 April)
- Snapshot: Palestinian Spring
- Yemen at Crossroads: An Interview with Activist Hisham Al-Omeisy
- New Texts Out Now: Don Karl and Basma Hamdy, Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution
- New Texts Out Now: Khalil Bendib, Too Big To Fail
- New Vision for 13th Festival of Young Creators
- Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 24)
- What is the Role of Academia in Political Change?: The Case of BDS and Israeli Violations of International Law - from STATUS/الوضع Panels
- Turkey Media Roundup (March 24)
- Boycott, Sovereign Anxieties, and the Decolonizing Temporality of Return: A Note on Adi Ophir’s Remarks on BDS
- Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 16-22)
- Kurdish Alevi Music and Migration: An Interview with Ozan Aksoy
- Twelve Years After Iraq Invasion: An Interview with Rijin Sahakian, and “ A Letter to Al-Mutanabbi Street” by Sinan Antoon
- On Palestinian Cinema: An Interview with Film Director Najwa Najjar
- Kareem Lotfy and Andeel: New Folder (2)