Money, Politics and Elections: Tunisia holds elections
In this Jadal paper, the president of the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique looks at the rise of the Union patriotique libre (UPL) in Tunisia's legislative elections and the role of campaign funding and potential vote buying.
A new authoritarian regime in Egypt? Controlling power and eliminating dissent
As Sisi visited the US in October 2014, this Jadal paper discusses how the Egyptian regime is in the process of tightening its grip through holding unprecedented numbers of political detainees, incriminating all political activities by students, cracking down on human rights activists by criminalising receiving funding for human rights activities, and redrawing electoral constituencies in its favour ahead of the awaited legislative elections.