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Egypt's One-Horse Race

07 February 2018

In March presidential elections will be held in Egypt; incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is virtually guaranteed to win a second term. His only ‘challenge’ comes from Moussa Mostafa Moussa, a pro-Sisi politician who only decided to run hours before the nomination deadline when the other candidates were either arrested or withdrew due to government intimidation. Moussa has given the election the semblance of legitimacy, but Egyptians only have one choice. Seven years on from the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian democracy is back to square one.

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