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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Egypt's Latest Presidential Candidate

Well, Egypt now has a third candidate in the Presidential race, besides Field Marshal Sisi, and Hamdeen Sabahi: lawyer Mortada Mansour. And he's outspoken: "Presidential hopeful Mansour 'will declare war on Ethiopia,' ban alcohol, social media."

 OK: He's running to make sure people vote for Sisi, right?


Paul Mutter said...

The only cure is more Nasser. http://arabist.net/blog/2014/4/9/sisi-vs-sabbahi

A.L Bagdadi said...

Conflating Sissy with Nasser is like listening to Nancy Ajram and thinking you hear Umm Kulthum.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

There was only one Nasser, and that was enough, but I do find the Sisi/Sabahi "I'm more Nasser than you are" thing interesting. Sisi does the style thing and Sabahi the ideology.