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Analyst: Egyptian Presidential Candidate Will Legitimize General’s Bid

Middle East analyst Nezar Al-Sayyad said he is not surprised by activist Hamdeen Sabbahi’s announcement that he will run in Egypt’s presidential election scheduled to take place in April. Sabbahi came third in the 2012 election won by now ousted leader Mohamed Morsi. His announcement comes as it appears likely army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will stand for the presidency as well.  Al-Sayyad, chair of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, said...

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