International | Abdel Fattah al-Sisi uses coercion and threats, just like his predecessor
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/03/18, 03:11 pm
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday won his second four-year term in an election in which he faced no serious opponents. His victory follows an electoral process marred by reports of coerced voting, media censorship, and growing frustration with his governance.
Official results revealed al-Sisi emerged the winner with more than 97 percent of the vote after a 41 percent voter turnout, matching his total in the 2014 elections when he became Egypt’s first elected president following the Arab Spring protests.