Elections in Egypt: What Purpose Do They Serve?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Author(s): Marina Ottaway

Original Link: http://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/elections-egypt-what-purpose-do-they-serve-19864

The outcome of Egyptian presidential elections scheduled for March 26 is a foregone conclusion – incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will win and serve his second term unchallenged. The only question is whether he will then abrogate the constitutional clause that imposes a two-term limit and become – like all his predecessors – de facto president for life.

Al-Sisi’s victory is certain because his only opponent is Moussa Mostafa Moussa, an obscure politician who heads the al-Ghad party, supports al-Sisi, and was allowed to register as a candidate literally at the last moment….

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