In Egypt, Sisi Faces Down Some Surprising Challengers

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Series Details 25.01.18
Publication Date 25/01/2018
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Commentary feature. The outcome of Egypt's presidential election in March 2018 was not in doubt, but attempted challenges from within the military raised questions about the president’s hold on power.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seemed certain to win a contrived presidential election in March 2018, after other challengers including a former prime minister and high-ranking military officers were barred from running or pressured to drop out. Jane Kinninmont talked to Jason Naselli about what Sisi’s tactics told us about the power struggles within Egypt and what it meant for the region.

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