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Egypt journalist slams Sisi regime over ‘engineered elections’

October 3, 2023 at 1:21 pm

People gather near Cairo University to show support for Sisi’s candidacy for a third term in office, in Giza, Egypt on October 02, 2023 [Fareed Kotb/Anadolu Agency]

Famous Egyptian journalist Abdallah Al-Sennawy yesterday strongly criticised President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for what he called the “engineered elections.”

In an interview with Independent Arabia, Al- Sennawy pointed out that Egypt “is currently on verge of collapse,” calling on Al-Sisi to review his policies.

Al-Sennawy stressed that the popularity of the Sisi regime is falling and “it does not bear a real competitor” in the presidential election.

He warned of “potentially engineered elections” should they take place. “The elections will likely be engineered in favour of Al-Sisi,” he said.

Regarding the National Dialogue Committee, he said: “It is a real trick as the prisoners who are released from prisons are replaced with new ones.”

At the same time, he stressed that Egypt “is on verge of collapse,” noting that Egyptians “lament the time of Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi.” Adding that as a result of the oppressive measures taken by the regime, no newspaper in Egypt “is able to publish ten per cent” of what he told Independent Arabia.

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