Former candidates seek ‘unified front’ in presidential runoff

Eliminated  Egyptian presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Khaled Ali are all expected to present a united stance on this month’s scheduled presidential runoff vote at a Sunday press conference at the Sabbahi campaign’s Cairo headquarters.

Surprise rise of Mubarak loyalist

An early hint that Egypt’s presidential election might hold a surprise came in March in this Nile Delta village, when someone scrawled graffiti on the estate walls of one of the former regime’s most powerful apparatchiks: “One day, we will be back,” it read. The surprise came over the weekend when official vote tallies thrust […]

Egypt’s Sabbahi seeks vote recount cites “violations”

The candidate who is said to have come third – missing out on a run-off – in Egypt’s historic election has demanded a recount, citing many “violations”. Hamdin Sabbahi, from the leftist al-Karamah party, said conscripts had voted illegally.

Morsi – Shafik contest: Will Egypt go Islamist or secular?

Egypt’s two most polarizing presidential candidates appeared headed for a runoff election next month that will decide whether the nation will be ruled by an ascendant political Islam or return to the secularist spirit that defined Hosni Mubarak’s toppled police state. Official results in Egypt’s first free presidential election are expected to be released in […]

Egypt vote: Brotherhood advances to run-off

The candidate of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday from Egypt’s first genuinely competitive presidential election. A former prime minister and a leftist were vying for second place and a chance to run against him to become the country’s next leader.