While elections are an important step in Egypt’s democratic transition, other signs of progress must be demonstrated before Egypt can be said to be on a path toward democracy.
The Presidential Elections Commission announced today that the presidential elections would take place on May 26-27 and that potential candidates have until April 20th to enter their names as candidates.
Major protests in Mansoura were dispersed by police using tear gas—at least one person was killed, and several people were injured. This violence marks a visit by U.S. Secretary of
Continuing clashes in Port Said have led to increased violence, with police failing to subdue protesters and rioters who have been attacking police stations in the city. The chaos in
President Muhammad Morsi responded to the ongoing violence by reinstating a state of emergency and curfew in Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez. Port Said protesters, who had organized a funeral