Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Judy Dempsey
Original Link: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/60260
For many months, Egypt’s top diplomats have been trying to persuade Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Berlin.
And for many months, Merkel refused. She insisted that Egypt should first hold parliamentary elections. Elections were expected to take place in March and April 2015—not that they would have been fair or free, given Sisi’s unremitting clampdown on the opposition, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as on media and civil society organizations…
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