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Egypt's Future Hinges on the Al-Sisi Presidency

May 19, 2014 | 09:15 GMT
An Egyptian man walks under posters of Egypt's former army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on May 12.
An Egyptian man walks under posters of Egypt's former army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on May 12.
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Rather than rely on any existing civilian political force, the military plans to go back to the model of the mid-1950s when Gamal Abdel Nasser and his fellow "Free Officers" hung up their uniforms and assumed top government positions. Like Nasser, al-Sisi is having a new constitution created and is trying to get himself elected as president to lead a new civilian government....

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