Former Egyptian Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan, who supported the military coup carried out by current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Egypt, has reportedly joined in an opposition WhatsApp group, Arab news site Moheet reported yesterday.
A proposed constitutional amendment that would extend the Egyptian presidential term has sparked controversy in political corridors and parliament as some lawmakers question its true intent.
An Egyptian lawmaker is collecting signatures for a petition to extend the terms of Egypt’s president and lift restrictions on re-election, a year before President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi‘s first term is due to expire.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is in an abysmal state. The movement, which was for decades the most powerful opposition party in Egypt, is now facing tremendous challenges and struggles not only to survive, but also to maintain its unity and coherence.
Mohamed ElBaradei, the former vice president for foreign affairs under former interim president Adly Mansour, discussed the transition period that followed the 25 January Revolution and the election of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in an interview with Al-Araby TV network published on Saturday.
A leading Egyptian opposition politician and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh called on Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to step down condemning his policies and the conditions the country has reached.
On the sixth anniversary of the 2011 January 25 Revolution, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi sent a message to the Egyptian people from prison. The words of the democratically-elected president were relayed by his son Omar on Facebook. The following is the translated text:
Six year after its democratic revolution in January 25, 2011, Egypt’s political realities are back to square one. Once again, a military officer has been installed in the presidential palace after an election that lacked any measure of democratic competition.
Six years on, Egypt lives through its darkest counter-revolutionary days as not only have 25th January demands not been met but living conditions are getting worse, and civil liberties are curtailed even more rigorously than in pre-revolutionary days.
Opposition politicians in Egypt have thrown down the gauntlet to the military-backed presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi by announcing the preparation of a new “National Assembly” which could help the country transition from dictatorship to democracy.