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Egyptian human rights lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali announces his withdrawal from the race, Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 24, 2018 (AP photo by Amr Nabil).

Egypt’s Sisi Eyes Another Coronation as Election Competitors Are Purged

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

January has been a troubling month for Egyptian politics. In a substantial blow to the pretense of fair elections, the military-backed authorities ramped up efforts to clear the field ahead of the presidential poll slated for March 26 to 28.

Five candidates were either forced out of the race by the military or have exited on their own as a result of an intensive campaign of interference and intimidation. ...

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