At the time of writing, it appears almost certain that Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will become the next president of Egypt. Ever since he shot to prominence, he has been subjected to study and scrutiny by a multitude of observers and analysts, all eager to put their finger on him.
Who is Sisi?
Sisi the military man
Sisi will be required to de-emphasize the image of the professional soldier and bring his persona as a politician to the forefront. After all, a president’s legitimacy following an electoral victory is grounded in being a civilian president of a civil state.Abdel Monem Said
In the latter position, he became the youngest member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the same body which assumed power in Egypt following the overthrow of Mubarak. Sisi’s military education, both in Egypt and abroad—in the U.S. and the UK—gave him a thorough grounding in military command.