Egypt Elections 2011/12

Historic presidential elections begin smoothly in Egypt. Image by Sallie Pisch copyright Demotix (23/05/2012).

Historic presidential elections begin smoothly in Egypt. Image by Sallie Pisch copyright Demotix (23/05/2012).

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A presidential election will be held in Egypt on 23 and 24 May 2012 (with a run-off on 16 and 17 June 2012, if necessary). It will be the second presidential election in Egypt's history (since 2005) with more than one candidate, and the first presidential election since the Egyptian revolution in 2011.

Parliamentary elections in the Arab Republic of Egypt took place on the 28 November, 2011, the first to occur since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The parliament is responsible for appointing the committee that drafts a new constitution, paving the way to the presidential elections. New parties have been formed and formerly banned groups are allowed to enter the elections for the first time; the remnants of Mubarak's regime are also fighting for their place.

For more information on the 2011 Egypt revolution, visit our dedicated special coverage page.

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Presidential Elections 2012

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16 Jul – Egypt: The Big Pharaoh Grabs His Pop Corn
25 Jun – Egypt: Introducing the MorsiMeter
24 Jun – Egypt: The New President of Egypt is Mohamed Morsi
18 Jun – Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate Announces Victory
18 Jun – Egypt: Final Round of the Presidential Elections in Photographs
27 May – Egypt: The Resurrection of Ahmed Shafiq
26 May – Egypt: No, the Revolution is Not Over
23 May – Egypt: First Free Presidential Election Underway
14 May – Egypt: How do the Presidential Candidates’ Posters Compare?
12 May – Egypt: Disappointment at First Presidential Debate
02 May – Egypt: Eyewitness Account of Abbassiya Clashes
24 Apr – Egypt: Time for Televised Presidential Debates?
15 Apr – Egypt: The Drama of the Presidential Race
15 Apr – Egypt: The Fall, Rise and Fall of Omar Suleiman
26 Mar – Egypt: The Abou Ismail Poster Frenzy

Parliamentary Elections 2011

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14 Dec – Egypt: Long Queues in Second Stage of Egyptian Elections
11 Dec – Egypt: A Baha’i Blogger's Take on the Elections
28 Nov – Egypt: The Country Votes
19 Nov – Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols
06 Nov – Egypt: All Set for Parliamentary Elections 2011


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