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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Foreign press continue coverage of the presidential election

The presidential election is still getting significant attention from the international press, with particular attention given to “the surprise runner up — the invalid votes.” The Washington Post says the unusually large number of invalid ballots suggests “a possible protest vote against El Sisi or the election itself.”

The beat-down continues: In another article, the newspaper says El Sisi’s landslide victory “deepened his grip” on Egypt, “making him arguably the country’s most autocratic leader since it became a republic in 1953.” The Washington Institute also says that “the president now has all the time he needs to continue restocking the political system with handpicked youths while snuffing out the opposition for good.”

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