Egypt’s Election: Beyond Sisi’s Win

Less than a year after the military’s ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi, Egyptians returned to the polls declaring former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi his successor. Sisi won a landslide victory taking 97 percent of the votes, according to the election commission, with turnout at about 47 percent of voters. Though the outcome is hardly surprising, there are very interesting questions to be asked about the election process and the president-elect’s tenure. POMEPS is delighted to offer a short list of nuanced analysis of the election from The Monkey Cage:

  • Laurie Brand “The stakes and symbolism of voting from abroad” June 5, 2014
  • Nathan Brown and Oren Samet Marram “Sisi channels Salazar…whoever he was” June 3, 2014
  • Ellis Goldberg “A new political dilemma for Egypt’s ruling military” June 2, 2014
  • Susan Hyde “The power to condemn elections” May 26, 2014
  • Marc Lynch “This is what Arab election season looks like in 2014” April 22, 2014

For more on Egypt’s politics leading up to the elections read:


M.C. and C.K

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