Egyptians queued to vote on a new constitution to support the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The poll is turning out to be a show of support for defense minister General Abdel Fattah al Sisi, who could be the next president.
Despite coming to power on a wave of popular support, President el-Sissi appears to have the same aspirations as his autocratic predecessors. DW looks at his swift rise from army chief to second-term president.
The Egyptian regime has promised fair elections, but el-Sissi is sure to be re-elected, says Middle East expert Günter Meyer. The sole opposition candidate is to give the impression that the election is a democratic one.
Polls have opened in Egypt for a presidential election in which voters will choose between the current president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and a little-known challenger. Some 60 million people are eligible to vote.
The group had allegedly planned to kill Sisi in two separate conspiracies. Prosecutors have give no details on how the plots were foiled.
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