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Egypt's allies urged to denounce 'farcical' presidential election

The only challenger to general Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi is one of his most ardent supportersMore than a dozen international and regional rights groups said on Tuesday that next month’s presidential election in Egypt does not meet the minimum requirements to be called free and fair, and called on Cairo’s western allies to denounce the “farcical” election.The incumbent, the general-turned-president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, is virtually certain to win the March vote, his only challenger being an obscure politician and one of his most ardent supporters. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 13 February