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Egypt: Polls Open as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Is Nearly Assured Victory

HeadlineMar 26, 2018

In Egypt, voters are heading to the polls today for a presidential election in which incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is almost certainly expected to win. All of his challengers were barred from running, except for one little-known candidate, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, who has said publicly he is not seeking to challenge el-Sisi. Former military general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has launched a wide-ranging crackdown against human rights activists in Egypt, with reports of torture, enforced disappearances, mass arrests and extrajudicial killings.

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