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MP referred to ethics committee over reform initiative calling for Sisi’s early departure from office
Parliament was quick to take official action against Tantawi for the initiative.
A presidential directive to freeze Parliament
New parliamentary formation to be engineered by the National Security Agency
Normalizing the military judiciary: How the constitutional amendments bring the Armed Forces into Egypt’s judicial system
Rana Mamdouh | The laws bestow more authority on the Armed Forces, already the most powerful actor in the country
New judicial heads first in series of appointments under new law granting Sisi power to select judicial leadership
The heads of all civil judicial bodies are set to leave their posts in October
Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies
Rana Mamdouh | On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies
Carrots and sticks: How students were made into poster children for the constitutional amendments referendum
Mohamed Ashraf Abu Emaira | How youth were mobilized as a visible force supporting the referendum on constitutional amendments
Judge overseeing polling station recounts troubling incidents in constitutional referendum
The head of a polling station described issues of deep concern with the conduct of the vote
Province of Sinai expands into South Sinai, govt renews state of emergency, promises to reward city with biggest turnout in referendum
Province of Sinai will expand its militant operations into the more heavily fortified South Sinai
Voting in the dark: Ramming the constitutional amendments through  
Rana Mamdouh | “What difference does it make what [voters] know or don’t know?” says one parliamentary source.
 
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Alaa Abd El Fattah
Do we really have a Constitution?
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself stuck in a horrendous traffic jam on Qasr al-Aini street for over
 
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National referendum on constitutional amendments to begin 3 days after parliamentary approval
Egypt blocks over 34,000 websites in attempt to ‘shut down’ constitutional amendments opposition campaign
Editor in chief: Al-Mashhad handed 1st penalties under new bylaws for report on police racketeering for amendment referendum
Politician: Forced disappearance of 4 Dostour Party members tied to opposition to constitutional amendments
Parliament’s General Committee approves request to amend Constitution
8 Egyptian rights groups reject plan to amend Constitution so Sisi can serve a third term
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