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28 May 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Sisi supporters celebrating in Tahrir square after preliminary election results indicate a landslide victory for General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Thousands of people attended an election rally held by PTI in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the former cricketer and chairman of PTI addressed his followers via video link from his hospital bed.

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Malaysia General Elections (12 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Polling station located in the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur.

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05 May 2013

Opposition supporters of candidate Nurul Izzah Anwar smile after his victory in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

A local TV station broadcasts the election results throughout the evening in a restaurant.

May 5th, 2013.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Opposition supporter near a polling station in Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Barisan Nasional supporters outside a polling station located in the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Voters outside a polling station located in Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Voters line up to vote in a polling station located in the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala, Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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05 May 2013

Opposition supporters waving flags after the polls in Malaysia's general elections closed.

May 5th, 2013.

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Malaysia General Elections
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By U.S. Editor
05 May 2013

General Elections were held in Malaysia May 5, 2013. Prime Minister Najib Razak's National coalition and the opposition People's Alliance fronted by Anwar Ibrahim were in a close tie in the political campaign race.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013...
Menshar, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
03 May 2013

Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting in Torghar, Pakistan

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013...
Manshera, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
03 May 2013

Manshera,Pakistan.
-Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 201...
Mansehra, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
03 May 2013

Mansehra, Pakistan . -Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013...
Manshera, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
02 May 2013

Meshar, Pakistan.
Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013
Manshera, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
02 May 2013

Mansehra, Pakistan .

-Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in Pakistan's parliamentary elections campaign. May 3, 2013.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Jhelum is located about 140 km from the capital Islamabad in northern Punjab. Jhelum city is located on the banks of the Jhelum river and is famous for having housed British soldiers during the colonial era.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

At 46 years old, Lubna is transgendered and an independent elections candidate.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Rejected because she is transgendered, Lubna lives away from her family.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna sits with Sidra, her friend and assistant in her election campaign. Lubna shares this home with 6 other transgenders who make their living by dancing in wedding ceremonies.

Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna sits in her home, which she shares with other transgendered people, in the suburbs of Jhelum city.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna sits in her home with her friend and assistant Sidra. Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Election campaign material for transgender candidate Lubna. She is using the electoral sign of a Cow in her campaign.

Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna shares her small house with six wedding dancers, all of whom are transgendered.

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Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna in her days as a dancer. Lubna does not dance anymore, but manages a group of transgendered dancers.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Provincial assembly candidate Lubna and her assistant campaign in the streets of Jhelum.

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Transgender election candidate from P...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Lubna talking to a shopkeeper in the busy bazaar of inner Jhelum.

Very popular among the transgender community in Jhelum, Lubna is a former wedding dancer who decided to run for a seat in the provincial assembly. Now legally recognized, several transgender people are running for elections and working toward equal rights for the community.

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Transgender election candidate Lubna ...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
01 May 2013

Sidra, an assistant to Lubna Laal in her campaign talks to a man in streets of Jhelum city. Lubna Laal and Sidra are transgender.

46 years old Lubna Laal and Sidra roam around in streets of Jhelum, a city in North Punjab, distributing pamphlets and posters to housewives shopkeeper and common folk. The pamphlets contain Lubna Laal's election manifesto and her posters have a very beautiful and serious Lubna Laal posing as a politician. But its not an ordinary election campaign, Lubna Laal is a transgender and she is running for elections on a provincial assembly seat.

Lubna Laal's original name is Mujahid Kamran and she was born and raised in inner Jhelum city. She left house at an early age and did some schooling. Her main source of income like most transgenders in Pakistab was dancing in weddings and newborn baby celebrations. Now 46, Lubna has left dancing and now manages few other younger transgenders and lives with them in a small house in suburbs of Jhelum city.

Lubna Laal is very popular among housewives of inner Jhelum and equally loved by shopkeepers in bazaars of Jhelum. She says this popularity is because she's been working in these areas since a long time.

Lubna says the response to her campaign has been very positive and people have appreciated her hard work and passion. She aspires to become a provincial assembly member in the coming days. Her manifesto included programs to educate transgender community and bring them in the mainstream.

Jhelum is a small city in north of densely populated Punjab province of Pakistan. It is home to very powerful and influential politicians who have no shortage of support and money.

Lubna Laal is very hopeful that she will give these politicians a tough time and that people of Jhelum will support her.

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Jhelum City, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
30 Apr 2013

"Lubna Lal is one of Pakistan’s first transgender electoral candidates, who will be running in upcoming national and regional elections.

Commonly known as Madame Lal, Lubna Lal has won considerable support from her community in the Punjab province of Jhelum. Ironically, the city is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British and later to the Pakistan armed forces, making it known as a city of soldiers, or a land of martyrs and warriors. However, it is a former wedding dancer that has put the region back on the map.

Pakistan has an estimated 500,000 “eunuchs” - meaning homosexuals, transexuals, transvestities and castrated men. Many of these individuals resort to lives of prostitution, begging, or work as wedding dancers to support themselves.

Previously ridiculed and shunned from society, it took a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2011 to allow transgendered people to not only vote, but also to stand as candidates. Since the campaign began, seven transgendered candidates have registered their interests, though only two remain in contention.

Lubna Lal was only 15 when she left her home, and now vows to not only stand for the transgendered community, but for everyone living in poverty. “I want to help poor people and improve education, health services, and sewerage. The poor people of this area are happy I am standing.”

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Barisan Nasional's logo lights up the night sky in Kuala Lumpur

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Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 17 and 18, 2012

Disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail accused the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) and the Salafi Sheikhs invited by the commission as witnesses, of treason and conspiracy against him, in a statement to his supporters Tuesday evening outside the commission headquarters in Cairo.
Abu Ismail was recently disqualified as a presidential candidate by the commission, due to allegations that his mother had dual Egyptian and American citizenships, which is against Egyptian law for presidential candidacy eligibility.
The commission brought figures of the Salafi current, to which Abu Ismail belongs, to view the documents for themselves; a move considered by Abu Ismail as an attempt to cause division among Salafis.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"I stayed at home waiting for the decision after the procedures were over. However, after this game they are playing to divide and provoke the nation I will not leave this place, Allah willing." Abu Ismail said he visited the commission headquarters after he received a call from a Salafi figure at the commission who reported that he and others were shown the documents by the commission.
Abu Ismail said he was not permitted to enter the commission to verify that the documents the men were shown were in fact the same papers he had seen.
The issue has caused discord between Abu Ismail and fellow Salafis present inside the commission, as they seemed to believe the commission allegations, according to Abu Ismail.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"All the discussion taking place inside the commission was about me while I was standing at the gate. Why didn’t they let me in? The Sheikh who phoned me didn’t listen to me. So, I told him that it was my last word: either they would let me in and listen to me or they would go on and listen to the commission without me, in which case I told him I would be against them and they would be against me." Abu Ismail supporters held a “sit-in” outside commission headquarters from Tuesday morning to Wednesday.
Some protesters have not left yet, while others moved to Tahrir Square to protest what they referred to as fraud.

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abu Ismail supporter:
"The concerned Department of Immigration and Passports issued a certificate for Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail that his mother doesn’t have dual nationality. Yet, the commission wants to give itself this authority. Who has given the commission this right?" SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"We don’t want to say that this sit-in is the last peaceful step we have. We don’t want to escalate the issue to a greater level. We're waiting here, and if it doesn’t work here we will go to Tahrir Square. We will not allow humiliation to January 25 Revolution and we will not return to the control of military." Abu Ismail supporters threaten to escalate the issue and promise a massive million-man protest next Friday, April 20, against what they believe to be fraud and military attempts to exclude Abu Ismail, as well as Islamist candidates from the presidential race.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 17 and 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 18, 2012
Length: 0:03:19
Video Size: 164 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
2. Pan left, security men standing side by side outside the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) headquarters in Cairo
3. Various shots of supporters of Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting Islamic statements in his support
4. Various shots of Abu Ismail walking to the gate of the commission amid supporters
5. Medium shot, Abu Ismail at the gate of the commission surrounded by army soldiers and barbed wires
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"I stayed at home waiting for the decision after the procedures were over. However, after this game they are playing to divide and provoke the nation I will not leave this place, Allah willing." 7. Night shots (April 17 night):
8. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters cheering in reaction to his statements outside the commission
9. Various night shots of Abu Ismail supporters shouting, "Where is the press? Here is the president!"
10. Long shot, Abu Ismail walking amid supporters
11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Salafi disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail:
"All the discussion taking place inside the commission was about me while I was standing at the gate. Why didn’t they let me in? The Sheikh who phoned me didn’t listen to me. So, I told him that it was my last word: either they would let me in and listen to me or they would go on and listen to the commission without me, in which case I told him I would be against them and they would be against me." 12. Day shots (April 17 and 18):
13. Medium shot, a large poster of Abu Ismail at a sidewalk outside the commission
14. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising posters and shouting Islamic statements in support of him
15. SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"The concerned Department of Immigration and Passports issued a certificate for Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail that his mother doesn’t have dual nationality. Yet, the commission wants to give itself this authority. Who has given the commission this right?" 16. SOUNDBITE 4 (Arabic) – One of Abu Ismail supporters:
"We don’t want to say that this sit-in is the last peaceful step we have. We don’t want to escalate the issue to a greater level. We're waiting here, and if it doesn’t work here we will go to Tahrir Square. We will not allow humiliation to January 25 Revolution and we will not return to the control of military." 17. Various shots of supporters of Abu Ismail outside the commission headquarters, raising his posters and shouting statements in his support

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Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
16 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 16, 2012

On the last day to appeal the disqualification decision of Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC), three of the ten disqualified candidates and their representatives paid a visit to the commission on Monday, April 16, to appeal the decision with hopes to rejoin the presidential race.
Liberal candidate Ayman Nour, the main opponent of former president Hosni Mubarak in the 2005 elections, said the SPEC decision to disqualify him, which was based on fraud charges handed down during the rule of the former regime, was "incorrect,” and that he submitted a memo to be discussed with the commission Tuesday.
Nour was banned from politics in 2005 after being imprisoned for charges of fraud by the Mubarak regime. Egyptian law bans candidates with criminal records from running for political office.
However, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Force (SCAF) gave Nour an official pardon late March. Due to his full pardon, Nour believes he is legally eligible to compete as a viable presidential candidate.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Nour, disqualified liberal presidential candidate and Al-Ghad Party leader:
"It's not important who will be president and who will be vice president. The most important thing is that Egypt passes through this difficult moment. We appeal but we will not block the path of democratic process. We appeal and say that this is our right, as we have been oppressed seven years ago (in 2005 elections) and we're being oppressed until this moment. But this is OK for the sake of Egypt." Former vice-president Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager said little to reporters about Suleiman's chances to rejoin the race.
On the other hand, the attorney for the Muslim Brotherhood reaffirmed its certainty about the sound legal grounds of the group's candidate Khairat al-Shater, who was also disqualified due to a criminal record during Mubarak's presidency.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have no reply. The answer is with the commission.”

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"There has been a pardon for the original punishment and the subsequent penalties, including all criminal affects based on that ruling. Accordingly, the pardon terminates all legal hindrances preventing Eng. Khairat al-Shater from practicing his political rights." It is the last day for the ten candidates to appeal the disqualification decision announced Saturday.
Analysts say Suleiman's chances to rejoin the race after completing some papers are high, while Al-Shater, Nour and Salafi sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail are not likely to rejoin.
Egypt's historical presidential elections will be held May 23 and 24.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 16, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 16, 2012
Length: 0:02:08
Video Size: 106 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1- Various external shots of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) in Cairo
2- Various shots of security and army men guarding the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) in Cairo
3- Medium shot, disqualified liberal presidential candidate Ayman Nour, who was Mubarak's main opponent in 2005 elections, speaking to reporters outside the SPEC headquarters
4- Various shots of police and army presence outside the commission headquarters
5- Various shots of Nour entering the SPEC headquarters to appeal and speaking to reporters afterwards
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ayman Nour, disqualified liberal presidential candidate and Al-Ghad Party leader:
"It's not important who will be president and who will be vice president. The most important thing is that Egypt passes through this difficult moment. We appeal but we will not block the path of democratic process. We appeal and say that this is our right, as we have been oppressed seven years ago (in 2005 elections) and we're being oppressed until this moment. But this is OK for the sake of Egypt." 7- Various shots of police and army presence outside the commission headquarters [archive, April 2012]
8- Various shots of Omar Suleiman, former vice president and former intelligence chief, getting out of a car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters [archive, April 2012]
9- Various shots of Suleiman getting into a car amid crowds of security men and supporters [archive, April 2012]
10- Wide shot, a large poster of Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat Al-Shater at the sidewalk [archive, April 2012]
11- Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters [archive, April 2012]
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Colonel Hussein Sherif, Omar Suleiman's presidential campaign and office manager:
"I have no reply. The answer is with the commission. 13- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, Muslim Brotherhood attorney:
"There has been a pardon for the original punishment and the subsequent penalties, including all criminal effects based on that ruling. Accordingly, the pardon terminates all legal hindrances preventing Eng. Khairat al-Shater from practicing his political rights." 14- Various shots of army soldiers with an armored vehicle and shields guarding the SPEC headquarters
15- Wide external shot of the SPEC headquarters and security cordon outside

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Egypt's Election Body Rejects 10 Pres...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
15 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | Archives

Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) disqualified on Saturday, April 14, ten presidential candidates including former vice president and former intelligent chief Omar Suleiman, the Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater, Salafi sheikh Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and the liberal candidate Ayman Nour for not meeting one or more of the candidacy legal requirements.

The SPEC said in a statement Saturday evening that the decision is made after it reviewed all the submitted papers and that the candidates had 48 hours to appeal, state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reporter.

The decision is expected to add turmoil to Egypt's already chaotic political scene.

The Muslim Brotherhood has already fielded a substitute presidential candidate, namely Mohamed Morsi, leader of the MB's Freedom and Justice Party, being aware that Al-Shater's legal situation is controversial.

Among the most prominent legally qualified candidates are former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, Muslim Brotherhood dissident candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh and Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik.

A lot of Egyptians strongly reject the candidacy of former regime men, particularly Suleiman, Shafik and Moussa.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Presidential candidates archive
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 14, 2012
Length: 0:02:39
Video Size: 131 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST: (Archive)
1-Various external of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
2-Various shots of Suleiman getting off the car and heading to enter the commission headquarters amid crowds of security men and supporters
3-Various shots of Suleiman getting in the car amid crowds of security men and supporters
4-Medium shot, Omar Suleiman's supporters outside SPEC headquarters raising his posters
5-Wide shot, a large poster of Al-Shater at the sidewalk
6-Medium shot of Al-Shater trying to enter the commission headquarters amid throngs of supporters
7-Medium shot, a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater
8-Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
9-Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
10-Various shots of a rally in support of Salafi presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail
11-Various shots of Abu Ismail hardly passing through throngs of supporters
12-Medium shot, Abu Ismail speaking during a press conference
13-Medium shot, a rally in support of Abu Ismail
14-Banner of Al-Ghad Party
15-Close up, banner of Al-Ghad Party
16-Various shots Ayman Nour during a press conference after SCAF pardon
17-Various external shots of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo
18-Various shots of Mohamed Morsi, head of MB's Freedom and Justice Party, during a press conference
19-Various shots of presidential hopeful Amr Moussa during a recent meeting and press conference of presidential candidates
20-Wide shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo
21-Various shots of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh raising his posters
22-Various shots of Aboul-Fotouh speaking to reporters amid presence of his supporters
23-Various shots of Ahmed Shafik, last Prime Minister of Mubarak, officially registers for presidential race
24-Pan left, external shot of the headquarters of Supreme Presidential Election Comission (SPEC) in Cairo

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Egyptian Court Rules Mother of Presid...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 12, 2012

Egyptian court ruled that the late mother of a popular Salafist presidential candidate viewed as one of the strongest contenders for president is not a US citizen but only Egyptian citizen , clearing the way for him to run in Egypt's first presidential elections on a late session Wednesday, April 11.
The decision was met with cheers by thousands of Hazem Abu Ismail's supporters who had camped outside the court house in Cairo for hours from the beginning of the day, waiting for the decision.
Egyptian nationality” State TV reported that “Hazem Abu-Ismail has become a candidate again.”
Supporters of Abu-Ismail rallied around Abu-Ismail inside the courthouse, chanted "God is the greatest" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail" after hearing the court ruling that his late mother holds only the Egyptian citizenship.
Outside the courthouse in central Cairo, thousands of supporters carrying Abu Ismail posters and waving Egyptian flags chanted 'Allahu Akbar' (God is the Greatest). Here is the president.
Some people see that the ruling is Abu Ismail's first victory in the presidential race.
Abu Ismail's candidacy was in doubt last week when the electoral commission said that his mother, Nawal Abdel Aziz Nour, had obtained US citizenship in October 2006, which Abu Ismail repeatedly denied.
Under Egypt's electoral law, all candidates for the presidency, their parents and their wives must have only Egyptian citizenship.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
Length: 0:01:44
Video Size: 85.9 MB
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot outside the State Council in Cairo, where the Court session is held
2. Various shots of supporters of Egyptian presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail camped outside the State Council, raising posters, banners and the Egyptian flags, supporting him and waiting for the court ruling
3. Various shots of veiled women raising posters of Abu-Ismail waiting for the court ruling
4. Various shots of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting statements in support of him waiting for the verdict
5. Wide shot of a large poster of Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail
6. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail inside the courthouse, shouting "God is the greatest" waving with the Egyptian flags after the court ruling
7. Various shots of supports of Abu-Ismail around him, chanting " Here is the president" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"
8. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail gathered outside the court celebrating after the verdict, setting fireworks , shouting "His mother is Egyptian"
9. Various shots of massive numbers of supporters of Abu-Ismail shouting "God is the greatest" "The people want Hazem Abu-Ismail"

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Egyptian Parliament Discusses Politic...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
12 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 12, 2012

Egypt's lower house of the parliament held an emergency session on Thursday, April 12, to discuss the proposed political exclusion draft law which bans the remnants of Hosni Mubarak’s regime from taking part in the upcoming presidential election .

Lawmaker Essam Sultan from Al-Wasat Party presented a political exclusion draft law; barring officials of the former regime from practicing politics after former intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman registered his candidacy for the presidential race.

Egyptian lawmakers have accused Omar Suleiman of corruption, saying he must be banned from entering Egypt's presidential race.

Some parliamentarians see that figures from Mubarak regime included president, vice-president and PM must be banned from any state positions including presidency for ten years.

SOUNDBIE 1 (Arabic) - Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"We need to return a few years back to the countries that had revolutions against autocratic regimes and managed a democratic transformation; these countries had issued a set of rules which provides temporary exclusion of practicing political rights for those made tyranny and corruption before the revolutions".

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ziad El Alimy, liberal parliamentarian:
"We didn't wish to issue a law which prohibiting some Egyptians from practicing their political rights but unfortunately the regime of Mubarak still governs the country and still wants to go unlike the direction of the revolution hence now, we have to do that to protect the revolution and its gains".

While on the other hand, some parliamentarians refused the idea of drafting such a law, urging that it is unconstitutional.

Analysts see that the candidacy of officials from Mubarak-era for the presidential race will increase tensions between the political forces and the country's ruling military council which many believe is backing Omar Suleiman’s candidacy in an attempt to consolidate their grip on power.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 12, 2012
Length: 0:02:18
Video Size: 113 MB
Language:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various external shots of the lower house of the parliament headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the parliament session
3. Various shots of parliamentarians speaking during the session
4. SOUNDBIE 1 (Arabic) - Amr Hamzawi, liberal parliamentarian, founding member of Egypt Freedom party:
"We need to return a few years back to the countries that had revolutions against autocratic regimes and managed a democratic transformation; these countries had issued a set of rules which provides temporary exclusion of practicing political rights for those made tyranny and corruption before the revolutions". 5. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Ziad El Alimy, liberal parliamentarian:
"We didn't wish to issue a law which prohibiting some Egyptians from practicing their political rights but unfortunately the regime of Mubarak still governs the country and still wants to go unlike the direction of the revolution hence now, we have to do that to protect the revolution and its gains". 6. Various shots of the session
7. Various external shots outside the parliament area

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MB Candidate Al-Shater Refers to Sule...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
09 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater held his first press conference as an official candidate on Monday, April 9, where he spoke about his national renaissance project to rebuild Egypt, stressing the need for economic and political reform.
Al-Shater noted that his presidential campaign motto is “Renaissance, Popular Desire," claiming that he aims to revive and rebuild Egypt and its institutions.
With regard to the last-minute presidential candidate Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's short-term vice-president and former intelligence chief, Al-Shater said that he rejected any attempts of "reproduction" of the former regime of Mubarak. He also referred to Suleiman's candidacy as an insult to the revolution.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."

Al-Shater added that Suleiman's nomination was an attempt of "revolution robbery", warning that the Muslim Brotherhood and all Egyptians will hold massive rallies in the streets in case of any attempt to steal the revolution and forge Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt to steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."

Al-Shater noted that Egypt’s economy faces grave dangers because of the corrupted system of the former regime, illustrating that a new political system with restoration of security were needed for the advance of Egypt’s economy.
He stated that investment in Egypt, small enterprises and the private sector must be encouraged to boost economy.
Al-Shater said that his program depends mainly on several axes starting with rebuilding of Egypt’s post-revolution political system, the restructure of the Interior Ministry and the development of education and economic system.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Close up shot of a poster of the MB presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater
2. Various shots from a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater and highlights of his presidential program
3. Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
4. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
5. Medium shot, some of the attendees
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."
7. Various shots of the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."
9. Various shpts of the press conference