Egyptian Protests (2012-2013)

Egypt's new day? [Commentary]

Egypt's new day? [Commentary]

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election

As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all governmental instruments of power. He won 92 percent of the votes with 46 percent turnout. President-elect el-Sissi now has a historic chance to usher in a new democratic Egypt. Unfortunately, the last 10 months of his rule have indicated a far different future for his struggling country.

But one can always hope.

Of course, the April 6 Youth Movement revolution that began in 2008 and spawned the Arab Spring in 2011 had many...