Egypt’s next president will have to work hand in hand with a complex bureaucratic structure that has been in a state of transition for the past three years.
There are many serious security and socio-economic challenges, and there is no one person who can solve them alone. The success of the next president necessitates the full support and cooperation of the military, state bureaucracy and the majority of the population to be able to deliver to a polity with high expectations.
He went on to say:
One of the core domestic constituencies behind el-Sisi’s presidential bid have been women and Christians, who actually suffered the most during the short-lived reign of the Brotherhood. Thus nowadays, we see them more vocal and engaged in the political arena and in support of an el-Sisi presidency.
Even the head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, has endorsed el-Sisi’s presidential bid, not surprising, especially after Muslim Brotherhood supporters were blamed for attacks on scores of churches around the country as deadly clashes took place in Cairo last August.
For many Egyptians, there is no alternative but el-Sisi, he represents hope and the light at the end of the tunnel, but his success will depend on his ability to deliver.
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