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The General has been shaken

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05.02.2018

The General seemed shaken, tense and trembling during his latest speech at the opening of one of his nonsensical projects. This was despite his attempts to cover this up by making threats to the forces of evil; he was not specific, but remained content to call on the people to take to the streets and give him a mandate to fight these evil forces, whoever they are. He said that anyone who wants to eliminate Egypt must eliminate him first. He has thus more or less reduced Egypt to himself; Egypt is Al-Sisi, and Al-Sisi is Egypt.

Herein lies the danger of the level that General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has raised himself, as his request violates the Constitution that was drafted against his wishes, and which outlines his authority. Furthermore, countries are not governed by calling for mandates, but rather in accordance with the Constitution, law and authorities. However, calling for a mandate and issuing threats to peaceful political forces who call for a boycott of the elections because they do not trust them to be honest, open and fair, is absolutely shocking.

Participating in or refraining from elections is a political decision and the complete and absolute right of any political body. No one, in any........

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