Egypt elections - updates

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Egypt's Sisi reelected with 92% of vote – state media

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Two million spoil their ballot papers, inserting the names of candidates who were not among the only two approved

AL-SISI. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2016. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Egypt voters trickle in to elect new pro-Sisi parliament

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:18 AM

But with an absence of opposition parties polling has inspired none of the enthusiasm witnessed for Egypt s first democratic elections in 2011

VOTE FOR THE FUTURE. An Egyptian man casts his ballot in the Egyptian parliamentary elections at a polling station in the Giza district of the capital Cairo, on October 18, 2015. Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

Ex-army boss Sisi sworn in as Egypt president

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Sisi s main challenges will be to restore stability and revive the economy after the years of turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi

NEW PRESIDENT. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had served as the country's defense minister. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Sisi to be sworn in as Egypt president

Jun 08, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Ex army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi will take his oath as president at the Constitutional Court

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Polls open in Egypt presidential election

May 26, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Sisi is expected to trounce his only rival leftist leader Hamdeen Sabbahi in Egypt s second freely held presidential election

TO THE POLLS. An Egyptian soldier looks on as a worker shifts electoral material to a polling station on the eve of the presidential elections, May 25, 2014. Sayed Elbaz/ Almasry Alyoum/ EPA

Egypt leftist presidential hopeful says abuses continue

May 03, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Egyptian leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi denounce what he called the continuation of abuses that marked the regime of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak

CAMPAIGNS. Supporters of Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdin Sabahi hold his campaign posters in Cairo, Egypt, 29 March 2014. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt presidential election campaign opens after bombings

May 03, 2014 - 12:54 PM

2ND UPDATE Many voters yearn for a self proclaimed strong leader such as former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi to restore stability

Egypt leftist submits bid for presidency

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi runs for president in which he is likely to be the only rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi

Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Sisi declared his widely anticipated candidacy in a televised address to the nation

AL-SISI. Egyptian Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (unseen) at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, February 13 2014. Maxim Shemetov/EPA/POOL

Egypt army says its chief Sisi must run for president

Jan 28, 2014 - 9:23 AM

The army s announcement came after a weekend in which dozens were killed in street clashes between Morsi s supporters and police and militant attacks

EGYPT'S NEXT PRESIDENT? A file photograph showing Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo, Egypt, 20 September 2013. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt to hold presidential before parliamentary election

Jan 26, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Initial plans were to hold parliamentary elections first but the government has rescheduled it in line with demands for a president to be elected before the legislature interim president Adly Mansour said

PRESIDENTIAL POLLS FIRST. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV on January 26, 2014, shows Egypt interim president Adly Mansour giving a speech in Cairo. Photo by Egyptian TV/AFP

Egypt's ElBaradei calls for election boycott

Feb 23, 2013 - 8:14 PM

Top opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei likens the poll to the sham democracy of ousted president Hosni Mubarak

Tense Egypt await presidential poll winner

Jun 24, 2012 - 9:32 PM

Egyptians will learn the winner of a divisive presidential election on Sunday June 24 after the result was delayed following victory claims by both candidates that have sparked tensions between the rival camps

Egypt votes in final day of presidential election

Jun 17, 2012 - 5:55 PM

Egyptians were voting Sunday June 17 in the second and last day of a highly divisive run off presidential election between an Islamist once jailed by Hosni Mubarak and the ousted leader s last prime minister