Egyptians Head to Polls in Election Overshadowed by Gaza War

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Egyptians head to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election in which Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is poised to win a third term in power as the country grapples with an economic crisis and a war on its border with Gaza. Victory would hand el-Sissi a six-year term in which immediate priorities would be taming near-record inflation, managing a chronic foreign currency shortage, and preventing spillover from the conflict between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers. Voting, which runs from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. local time, is spread over three days,...

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