Sisi’s moment

June 17, 2014 10:47

The new Egyptian leader will need to be able to point to achievements in the security and economic realms to avoid a renewal of social and political protests.

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Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi supporters on their way to vote, Cairo, May 28. (photo credit: REUTERS/ASMAA WAGUIH)

It's official: Ex-field marshal, Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s de facto leader since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi from power in July 2013, has been elected president.

Chosen by almost 97 percent of the approximately 25 million Egyptians who, according to official figures, went to the polls May 25-27, he defeated the only other candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi.


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