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Deadly clashes cancel Egypt pres. debate

CAIRO, May 3 (UPI) -- Political violence in Egypt that left at least 11 protesters dead and about 200 wounded prompted officials to cancel Thursday's first presidential debate.

Presidential candidates finalized in Egypt

CAIRO, April 26 (UPI) -- An Egyptian elections panel Thursday finalized a list of 13 candidates for president that includes a former member of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's Cabinet.

Egypt unveils presidential candidates

CAIRO, April 26 (UPI) -- An Egyptian presidential elections committee said Thursday it finalized the list of candidates, meaning campaign season formally gets under way Sunday.
Egypt front-runner warns of Islamist victory

Egypt front-runner warns of Islamist victory

CAIRO, April 19 (UPI) -- The presumed front-runner for Egypt's presidency says his election victory next month would deprive Islamists of total control over Egypt's government.

Ex Arab League chief's chances boosted

CAIRO, April 18 (UPI) -- A decision by Egypt's Supreme Electoral Commission to bar 10 of the 23 presidential candidates boosts the former Arab League chief's chances, officials said.
Cairo investigates VP's presidential bid

Cairo investigates VP's presidential bid

CAIRO, April 17 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman used his intelligence connections to generate support for a presidential bid, an Egyptian lawmaker said.

Banned Egyptian candidates appeal

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- An Egyptian commission is considering the appeals of five candidates, including front-runners, who were banned from running for president, officials said.

Thousands protest candidates in Egypt

CAIRO, April 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo Friday to protest the presidential candidacies of officials associated with ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Muslim Bros. plan Friday demonstrations

CAIRO, April 11 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt called for mass demonstrations Friday in Cairo to protect the spirit of the revolution.

Islamists dominating Egyptian politics

CAIRO, March 26 (UPI) -- More than half of the members of an assembly tasked with drafting the Egyptian Constitution are from Islamist parties, an early analysis indicates.

Muslim Brotherhood leader backs candidate

CAIRO, March 16 (UPI) -- A member of the Muslim Brotherhood announced a decision to formally back a presidential candidate in Egypt, a decision that goes against the movement's pledges.

Presidential campaigning begins in Egypt

CAIRO, March 10 (UPI) -- Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former member of the influential Muslim Brotherhood group, is likely to become Egypt's next president, analysts said.
Egypt presidential elections set for May

Egypt presidential elections set for May

CAIRO, March 1 (UPI) -- Egypt's junta will live up to its pledge to transfer power to civilian rule in June by holding presidential elections in May, an election official said.

Egyptians more likely to vote in election

CAIRO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Gallup poll indicates Egyptians are now more likely to cast their votes in presidential elections than they were prior to parliamentary elections.

Turnout plunges in Egypt runoff election

CAIRO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Turnout plunged Monday in Egypt's runoff vote in the first round of parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, election observers said.
New era for post-revolution Egypt?

New era for post-revolution Egypt?

CAIRO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt represents the dawn of a new era for the country, a presidential candidate said.
Tantawi: Egyptian elections on track

Tantawi: Egyptian elections on track

CAIRO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Egyptian military leader Moahamed Hussein Tantawi Tuesday pledged civilian elections will be held as scheduled next week.
Uneasy calm in Cairo

Uneasy calm in Cairo

CAIRO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Egypt's political and religious leaders Monday attempted to navigate a peaceful way forward following the previous day's deadly violence.

Candidate Moussa irked by SCAF

CAIRO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Egyptian president hopeful Amr Moussa called on the ruling military council to hand power over to a civilian government by the middle of next year.

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Moussa says Camp David Accords stay put

CAIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa said Saturday the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel is not subject to change, as he has said previously.
Arab League chief questions Libya tactics

Arab League chief questions Libya tactics

BRUSSELS, June 22 (UPI) -- The Arab League leader who played a central role in securing Arab support for NATO airstrikes in Libya said he is having second thoughts about the action.

Fate of Arab League summit in limbo

BAGHDAD, April 15 (UPI) -- A request from states in the Persian Gulf to cancel a Baghdad summit for the Arab League in May is a slap in the face to an emerging player, observers say.

Protest suicides trouble Arab leaders

SHARM-EL-SHEIK, Egypt, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Worries about growing frustration in the Arab community are signs that area governments need to respond to citizen complaints, a scholar said.

Arab League weighs in on threats to Christians

CAIRO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Christians are part of the Arab community and should get equal protection from terrorist threats, the Arab league secretary-general said.
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