Sisi’s Re-Election and the Western Stance: How the West Failed in Egypt

While Egypt witnessed a guideline example of an undemocratic election process, the Western "democracies" such as the U.S. and the U.K. rushed to celebrate Sisi's victory. Immediately after the election results were announced, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May called Sisi to express their support for the "democratization" process in the country.


Egypt has left behind one of the most anti-democratic electoral processes seen on a global level in recent years. Abdalfettah Al-Sisi, who led the military coup in 2013, won the elections held by the junta regime in 2014 and established a far repressive regime in the country than the Mubarak period. By employing all kinds of anti-democratic practices, Sisi's regime has been at war with democracy. During Sisi's presidency, the civil opposition came under heavy pressure by the regime, media was taken under government control and civil society has been restricted extensively.


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