Changing Interactions: Partisan alliances and Elections of the House of Representatives

EPC | 01 Sep 2014

The analysis tackles the controversy among political parties and forces to form an alliance to run for parliamentary elections. The paper analyzes the importance of the elections as a constitutional and political entitlement. Holding elections will end the exceptional situation in which the president combines the legislative and executive powers. Then, the paper describes features of the ongoing interactions and points out to the emergence of the following three main alliances: the Egyptian Front, the Egyptian Wafd and civil movement. The paper also points out to the strength and weakness for each alliance. Later, the paper deals with the position of parties of political Islam and their stands on elections. Finally, the paper presents potential tracks.

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