Middle East

Jun 10, 2014

‘Tolerance and reconciliation’: Sisi outlines wish list for Egypt

Abdel Fattah al- Sisi is the latest military strongman to take over Egypt's presidency. He has outlined a vision for change, but freelance journalist in Alexandria Vickie Smiles asks: will it change for good?

When new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived at the Constitutional Court last Sunday morning to take the oath of office, he was wearing his trademark sunglasses, although he removed them as quickly as one Twitter wag  lamented "Sisi in Shades". Sunday’s spectacular inauguration was broadcast live on television and celebrated in squares throughout the country as Sisi joined the ranks of military men ruling Egypt since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1953.

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One thought on “‘Tolerance and reconciliation’: Sisi outlines wish list for Egypt

  1. Abdullahi Williams

    ‘Tolerance and reconciliation’

    So he will be releasing 15,000 political prisoners, allowing free press, and stop banning opposition political parties then?

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