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Sissi Tightening His Grip on Egypt

When General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi swapped his uniform for a suit to become Egyptian president, he mapped out a return to democracy culminating in parliamentary elections. These start on Sunday, but the new chamber is unlikely to challenge what critics describe as his increasingly authoritarian rule. With most of his opponents in jail and Western powers firmly behind him, Sissi is consolidating his hold on power more than a year into his first term and two years after he toppled...

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