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A President of the Egyptian Military's Choosing

Jan 24, 2018 | 16:07 GMT
A billboard in Cairo touts the re-election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. As elections approach in March, his opponents from across the political spectrum have found themselves under pressure from the country's military council.

Egyptians drive past a billboard bearing the image of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, as part of the campaign for his re-election in the upcoming polls scheduled for March 2018, on January 22, 2018, in Cairo.

(MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

In Egypt, where the military reigns supreme, a popular election looms in late March. Although the Supreme Council of Armed Forces remains the ultimate arbiter of power and authority over the government in Cairo, seven years ago, a surge of popular will shook its grip and shifted the Egyptian government....

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