News Round Up 02/10/2014

Posted by Andrew |

  • "he perception, as defence minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is catapulted towards the presidency, that Egypt is returning to the concentration of power that has stifled it for the past six decades is wrong. The country’s economics and sociopolitics are pulling it in two different directions. "

    tags: egypt protest revolution politics military

  • "Hamdeen Sabahi, a leading Egyptian leftwing politician, has announced he will run for president in what is likely to prove a tough race pitting him against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the defence minister who is now the country’s de facto ruler. Mr Sabahi’s entry into the fray ensures the election, expected in a few months, will not have the appearance of a one-horse race, but Field Marshall Sisi, who was recently publicly authorised by the army to seek the top job, is widely predicted to coast to a resounding victory."

    tags: egypt politics revolution protest middleeast

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