Politics of Egypt: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt, passes away

Published: June 18, 2019

Mohamed Morsi (67), the former President of Egypt, has passed away in Cairo on June 17 after collapsing during his court trial that charged him of espionage and inciting violence. He was the first democratically-elected President of Egypt. His death has raised doubts over the ‘torturous’ condition under which he was kept in prison. Voices ..

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Egypt: Rights activist Abdel Fattah freed after 5 years

Published: March 29, 2019

Alaa Abdel Fattah who is a known pro-democracy activist in Egypt has finally been freed from jail after serving a sentence of 5 years for inciting and participating in protests. The young blogger and software engineer was a known voice among the young generation of Egypt. He had led the uprising of 2011 against the ..

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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected as new President of Egypt

Published: March 31, 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with a sweeping majority in the 2018 Egyptian presidential election. Sisi got nearly 92% of the total votes. The President of Egypt is the head of state of Egypt. Under the various iterations of the Constitution of Egypt, the president is also the ..

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Egyptian court overturns former President Mohamed Morsi’s death sentence

Published: November 16, 2016

An Egyptian Appeals Court has struck down the death sentence handed down to the former President Mohamed Morsi in one of four trails since his 2013 overthrow. The court has ordered Morsi to be retried for charges committed during 2011 uprising which toppled the Hosni Mubarak regime. Morsi became the first freely elected civilian President ..

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Mohamed Morsy of Brotherhood triumphs in Egypt Presidential poll

Published: June 25, 2012

Mohamed Morsy was announced Egypt’s first Islamist President after 1st elections in the country’s history. He defeated Hosni Mubarak’s regime’s last Prime  Minister Ahmed Shafiq with a close margin. Egypt’s last four Presidents over the last 6 decades were from the military. It is for the first time Egypt will be led by an Islamist ..

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