Hamdeen Sabbahi, the judicious Nasserist and sole candidate running against former armed forces commander Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the election of Egypt’s next president is best thing going for the field marshal.
Legitimacy by default
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Hamdeen Sabbahi has always fashioned himself as a man of the people. (File photo)
Sabbahi’s 2012 run
Rejecting crony capitalism
However, the more Sabbahi is able to campaign without harassment from security forces, vicious denunciations by state media and with the presence of international observers, the greater legitimacy this election, and the inevitable victory by Sisi, will have.Abdallah Schleifer