Sweeping victory of Nation’s Future Party Shows Return to Pre-2011 Electoral Politics

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Shohdi Mourad (pseudonym for anonymity)

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/sweeping-victory-of-nations-future-party-shows-return-to-pre-2011-electoral-politics%e2%80%a8%e2%80%a8/

In the working class neighborhood of Shubra, waiting in front of a privately-owned warehouse where workers were distributing black plastic bags containing beans, cooking oil, packets of tea and sugar, and tuna, 65-year-old Ismail, a retired employee at the Ministry of Electricity waited to receive a bag.

The previous week, Ismail was promised by an extra bag by his local Ministry of Supply vendor if he voted for the three candidates from the Nation’s Future Party who were running in his district for parliamentary elections.

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