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Monday, March 31, 2014

Sisi on a Bicycle: At Least it Isn't a White Horse

Over the weekend, Egypt set its Presidential elections for May 26-27.

Meanwhile, when Field Marshal Sisi announced his intention to run, he noted that that broadcast was the last time we would see him in a military uniform, and indeed he's been photographed wearing a regular business suit a few times. But then over the weekend Al-Masry al-Youm posted this (link text is in Arabic)
In a track suit. Riding a bicycle. Egyptian social media are having fun with it, but I guess we're in for a populist, man-of the-people sort of campaign. It's better than a man on a white horse.

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