CAIRO, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's leading figure of the main opposition group National Salvation Front, and also head of al- Dostour Party, Mohamed El-Baradei, called upon Saturday the citizens to boycott the parliamentary elections slated for late April.
El-Baradei posted on his twitter website that "Boycotting the elections completely is the fastest way to reveal the bogus democracy and to assure our credibility."
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree late Thursday and set the parliamentary elections to be held on April 27 and be conducted on four voting stages.
Earlier Thursday, the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament) endorsed amendment referred by the constitutional court over the parliamentary election law, which was later approved by Morsi.
The amendment came after the constitutional court rejected Monday the parliamentary election law submitted by the Shura Council, deeming some of its articles "unconstitutional."
CAIRO, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Civil disobedience in the Canal governorate of Port Said, if spread to entire Egypt, would have a catastrophic impact on the ruling government, analysts said.
As Port Said entered its sixth day of civil disobedience Friday, thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand justice for at least 40 people killed and over 1,000 others injured in January's clashes outside Port Said prison and other parts of the city. Full story
CAIRO, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Egyptians held nationwide anti-government protests Friday, demanding sacking the government and dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood, to which President Mohamed Morsi is affiliated.
Protesters outside the presidential palace raised banners saying "leave and take your movement with you," in reference to the president and the Muslim Brotherhood. Full story