Jerusalem Report

Sisi’s moment

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.

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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