IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney and Manager of Congressional Affairs John Lawrence escort Dr. Said Aly to his seat.

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Referendum in Egypt: January 2014 Constitutional Referendum

January 10, 2014

On January 14-15, 2014, Egypt will hold a constitutional referendum marking the first major step in the nation’s most recent political roadmap outlined by interim President Adly Mansour following the removal of President Mohamed Morsi from power in July 2013. Referendum in Egypt: January 2014 Constitutional Referendum answers asked questions on the poll.

All Election Management

Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition: February 2011 – September 2013

October 11, 2013

IFES’ latest briefing paper, examines Egypt’s new roadmap toward democracy, analyzing changes to the broader electoral framework in Egypt since early 2011, and looks at present and future challenges for the current transition.

Legal Framework, All Election Management

Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa

September 30, 2013

Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa is a collaborative effort between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Arab Region Parliamentarians against Corruption (ARPAC). It represents a concerted attempt to better understand and document existing political finance regulations and experiences in five countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen. The availability of information on the funding of parties and campaigns is a first and significant step in enhancing transparency.

Egypt’s Democracy Experiment

September 18, 2013

With an interim President in place and changes expected to the electoral system, Chief of Party Fida Nasrallah and Program Manager Eric Hodachok cover  crucial issues to watch during Egypt's continued struggle for democracy.

All Citizen Participation

Egypt Public Service Announcement: Women, Egypt Is Your Home

March 21, 2013

IFES helped produce this public service announcement to encourage women to participate in the political process during the Shura Council elections. The video reminds women that Egypt is also their home, so they should care for their country the way they care for their homes--and one of the ways to do so is by voting.

Media Relations, All Election Management, All Citizen Participation

Photo Gallery: Elections and Democratic Transitions to Watch in 2013

January 22, 2013

While elections and democratic transitions are significant to a country’s advancement, some events have the potential to make not only a regional impact, but a global impact as well.

This photo gallery takes a look at the electoral processes and transitions to watch in 2013.

All Election Management

In Egypt, Increasing Electoral Access for All

December 03, 2012

In July 2011, as Egypt prepared to hold its first elections following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, IFES conducted a workshop aimed at developing an action plan for increasing access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities. 

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Elections in Egypt: Implications of Recent Court Decisions on the Electoral Framework

August 09, 2012

Egyptian electoral systems underwent several significant changes in the lead-up to the 2011-2012 parliamentary and presidential elections.

Legal Framework, All Election Management

IFES Hosts and Engages Egyptian Students on the Future of Their Country

July 23, 2012

On July 13, IFES hosted a group of 12 university students from Egypt to discuss voting, elections and governance in their country. They met IFES representatives and learned about IFES' work in Egypt, Tunisia and other Middle East and North African (MENA) countries before and after the Arab Spring.

Youth Engagement, All Inclusion and Empowerment