Egypt’s Elections Give Sisi Chance to Tighten Grip

Source: International Peace Institute
Author(s): Andre Colling

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Two years after the military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government of President Mohammed Morsi, and nearly three years since the dissolution of the country’s parliament, Egypt is scheduled to hold a new round of legislative elections. But the polls hold very little prospect for real political reform because the Brotherhood and a number of other opposition parties will not participate. With a large number of those contesting the election being pro-military and supportive of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the votes will likely only serve to consolidate his power…

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