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Egypt and Sudan: Motives to Enhance Military Cooperation

​Signs of an increase in the pace of closer cooperation in the military field between Egypt and Sudan have recently emerged, including conducting joint military exercises and intensifying meetings and mutual visits of leaders and officials of the two countries. This paper sheds light on the motives of both Cairo and Khartoum to enhance their military cooperation in the light of the recent local and regional developments.

EPC | 13 Dec 2020
Political Parties and Egyptian Parliamentary Elections: Likely Outcome and Implications on the Work of the New Assembly

On 2 October 2020, the voting process began in the elections of the Egyptian House of Representatives (EHR). On 8 December 2020, the voting process will end and the final results will be announced, after which the President of the Republic will appoint 5 percent of the Members of Parliament (MPs), so that the new Parliament would hold its first session in early January 2021 to start a new legislative term. This paper sheds light on the position of the Egyptian political parties in the parliamentary elections, the extent they can get a significant share in the final results thereof, and the expected effects of those results on the work of the new Parliament, especially at the legislative and oversight levels.

Amr Hashim Rabie | 27 Oct 2020

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Results of Egyptian Parliamentary Elections: Potential Impact on its performance and Future Relationship with Government

The elected Egyptian Parliament held its first session on 12 January 2021, after several weeks were spent in selecting the Members of Parliament (MPs), which culminated in the appointment by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of 5 percent of the MPs. This paper sheds light on the extent of integrity of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, the significance of the results obtained by the political parties and trends, the new phenomena in those elections, and the impact of all this on the nature of Parliament’s relationship with the government in the future.

Amr Hashem Rabea| 20 Jan 2021
Elections of Egyptian House of Representatives: Preparations and Expectations

Nearly a week before the official announcement by the National Elections Authority (NEA) in Egypt of the results of the Senate elections on 16 September 2020, the NEA called on the electors to cast their votes in the elections for membership of the Egyptian House of Representatives (EHR), which has broad legislative and oversight powers and is the representative of the legislative authority in the country. One day after the results of the Senate elections were announced, that is, on 17 September 2020, the NEA announced the start of accepting candidacy applications for membership of the EHR. This paper discusses the ongoing preparations for holding those elections whose schedule was announced on 10 September 2020. It deals with the most prominent powers of the EHR, its electoral system, the general features of the electoral campaigns, chiefly what happened in the nomination process for the EHR seats, and the implications of the nominations for party life in Egypt. The last part of the paper is devoted to discussing the most prominent expectations concerning the work of the next EHR and the agendas it would undertake to achieve in its next legislative term.

Amr Hashem Rabea| 06 Oct 2020


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Egypt: Current Reality and Foreseeing Future Transitions

Since the revolution of Jan. 25, 2011, Egypt has been suffering from an unprecedented political turmoil in its modern history. Egypt’s political system is currently at a pivotal juncture and faces

EPC | 10 May 2015
Egypt-US Relations: Dynamics and Prospects

US President Barack Obama informed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Mar. 2015 of his administration’s decision to lift ban on providing Egypt with US military assistance and resume arrangements for the sale of F-16 fighter jets.

EPC | 01 May 2015

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