Europe and the Egyptian election: Do not congratulate

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations

Author(s): Anthony Dworkin

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Sisi is eager for international endorsement. European leaders should withhold it.

Voting in Egypt’s presidential election is still under way but the outcome is not in doubt. In the run-up to the poll, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to prevent any serious candidate from running against him while preserving the illusion of a competitive race. Several credible candidates who attempted to run were blocked through arrest or intimidation, including two former senior military officials…

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