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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92163–186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1157298
Published: 01 April 2016
...Hassan Nafaa Egypt's recent parliamentary elections held from 17 October to 2 December 2015 took place at the end of an unsettled transitional period in the country that lasted for almost five years since the January 2011 revolt ousted the almost 30-year-old Hosni Mubarak regime. This paper...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 34515–533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.522056
Published: 01 October 2010
...Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar This paper examines the Saudi voting system and its effects on the first nationwide municipal elections held in the Kingdom in 2005. It argues that by encouraging electoral mobilization across districts, the voting system impacted on both the dynamics of the election...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 32138–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550911003729247
Published: 01 April 2010
...Mohammed Al-Ghanim Over the past decade, the states of the Arabian peninsula have taken strides to liberalize their political systems. They have convened elections for different types of representative bodies and have liberalized their economies more than ever before. Some countries have even...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12383–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123005
Published: 03 September 2019
... enshrined in the Moroccan constitution of 2011 and identifies the characteristics of a political system quite different from known democratic systems. This concept of political power makes the elected institutions play a secondary representative function compared with the high and transcendent...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104561–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1401739
Published: 01 October 2017
... one of acceptance – with regard to participation in parliamentary elections. To achieve their aim of getting into power, ideological movements and political parties can adapt to political changes, influence the structure of political opportunities and exploit ones available to them. This study focuses...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13281–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.81
Published: 16 June 2020
... between the PLO and Israel in 1993, and between the latter and Jordan in 1994, but fell short of establishing peace between Syria and Israel. In June 1996, Benyamin Netanyahu was elected prime minister of Israel, and this marked the end of the Madrid peace process. Thereafter, the course of events led...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13254–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.54
Published: 16 June 2020
... institutions to the case of democratic decline in Jordan when successive governments issued temporary laws, disbanded parliament, delayed elections for two years, and the executive power led the political process. The third stage witnessed an increasing role for the civil society institutions that practiced...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1328–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.8
Published: 16 June 2020
... Egypt into a laissez-faire economy and confined the role of state ( Republic of Egypt 1971 , 7). In theory, the old social contract has been kept, and although the Constitution was amended in 2005 to accommodate political change (i.e., the direct election of the president), the social terms of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13227–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.27
Published: 16 June 2020
... corresponds, politically, to the end of the reign of Hassan II and the advent of Mohamed VI. In terms of representation in the political field, the period is marked by the election of the former socialist opposition, after the 1998 parliamentary elections. Since 2011, protests have indirectly helped to bring...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 132146–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.146
Published: 16 June 2020
... an eighteen-month political crisis in Lebanon. Under the Doha Agreement, consensus candidate General Michel Suleiman was elected president of the republic. A national unity government was formed, composed of thirty ministers distributed among the majority (sixteen ministers), the opposition...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-291–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001A
Published: 01 March 2018
... more evident once the transitional structures were put in place. Just before and during the first elections in 2012, Islamists broke ranks with their struggle comrades and fired their cannons at the leaders of the liberal, nationalist, and other elements within the non-Islamist orientations. Islam then...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2111–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000007
Published: 01 March 2018
...Ahmed Zaghloul Shalata In the first parliamentary elections after Mr. Mubarak’s overthrow in February 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood’s newly formed Freedom and Justice Party had won nearly half the seats in the People’s Assembly. The Muslim Brotherhood, had, over the two previous years, gained...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Planning. He also undermined the clientelist networks of the traditional leaders. In short, his interventionist policies challenged the archaic liberal economic model of the minimalist state. Although the traditionalists regained power in the presidential elections in 1970 and in the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13123–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.23
Published: 01 March 2020
... government. In July 2012, the first elections were held, where the country’s Islamist factions, its MB and Salafist organizations, did very well, in comparison with the preceding election years. Soon after, they attempted to form an alliance with certain independents, who had won a sizable number of seats...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... (UNSMIL) (2015) . Accordingly, Libya now has an internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), as well as the elected House of Representatives (HoR), and a Higher Council of State (HCS) (essentially a revival which includes most members of the defunct 2012 Islamist-dominated General...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
... citizenship. He further confirmed that sixteen of the French nationals reserved their seats in the Constituent Assembly that was elected after independence. Moreover, it had been agreed that settlers must choose, within a period of three years, either to keep their property while maintaining their French...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... can resist inadequate and unfair laws and regulations. During the 2016 municipal elections in Beirut, for instance, Rasha Younis uses the “Beirut My City” campaign as a case study in order to analyze the resistance of female candidates to the sectarian “political game” and its strict rules. Maryam...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104482–509 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1343838
Published: 01 October 2017
... and its nationwide protests, the King of Morocco delivered a speech in March 2011 on reform and modernization, resulting in the rapid drafting and adoption of a new Moroccan constitution in June 2011. After a referendum on the constitutional reforms in July 2011, parliamentary elections were held in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12483–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.83
Published: 01 December 2019
... and organization to fill the political vacuum. The overwhelming success of Islamist parties at the elections revealed the huge challenges facing the new political phase. Although initially many members of Kifaya or the revolution coalitions supported the MB’s negotiations with the Supreme Council of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12417–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.17
Published: 01 December 2019
... military is preferable to the absence of such control. In other words, the military should be subject and accountable to the (democratically elected) civilian authorities, whereas the latter should be free from interference by the military in exercising political power ( Lutterbeck 2011 , 10). The most...