In Egypt, the Revolution Rolls On
Feb 11, 2018 | 17:13 GMT
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- On taking power in 2014, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dismantled the deep state that formed under decades of authoritarian rule, only to replace it with his own version.
- Al-Sisi derives his power not from a single-party system — as many of his predecessors did — but from the military, the media and the youth population.
- The president's focus on maintaining power, to the exclusion of Egypt's social and economic problems, will eventually cause his demise.