election

  • June 18, 2012  

    Egypt’s ruling generals issued a “constitution declaration” last weekend aimed at putting in place checks on presidential powers after the parliament was dissolved. Judy Woodruff speaks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about the latest developments and the emerging results of the presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012  

    Ahead of this weekend’s first presidential election in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, tensions were high as more than 200 policemen were deployed outside parliament to block lawmakers from entering. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012  

    More than 200 policemen were deployed outside Egypt’s parliament Friday after a court nullified recent elections. Jeffrey Brown and Harvard University professor Tarek Masoud discuss the dashed hopes of the Egyptian people as voters head to the polls this weekend for a presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2012  

    Fighting for attention Thursday in Ohio, President Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of pursuing policies that would plunge the nation back into financial crisis, while Romney attacked the president’s economic stewardship. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran’s nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012  

    In a firm rebuke to France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and the fiscal austerity measures he advocated, a beaming Francois Hollande — the country’s Socialist Party president-elect — promised a “new direction” for his nation and Europe. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2012  

    Ignoring a veto threat by President Obama, House Republicans voted Friday to extend a 2007 provision that halves the rate on Stafford student loans, but the parties are split on how to pay for it. Jeffrey Brown, George Washington University’s Sandy Baum and author Anya Kamenetz examine the political debate over college tuition. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    While a third of senators are on the ballot this November, six races should indicate where control of the Senate is headed. Part of a new series called the Senate Six, Ray Suarez and Christina Bellantoni outline what’s at stake in races in Montana, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had initially pledged not to field a candidate for president. But last Saturday, the country’s oldest Islamic movement nominated Deputy Chairman Khairat el-Shater to run in the May 23-24 election. Margaret Warner reports on the announcement’s subsequent unease. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and other conservative Islamic political parties have advanced candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Margaret Warner and Harvard’s Tarek Masoud explore the implications for the political and social life of post-revolution Egypt. Continue reading