It was not a surprise. For months, observers of Egypt’s political arena have been waiting for general, then Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to announce he was running for president. Nevertheless, the speech Sisi gave on the March 26, in which he announced he would be running for the presidency, was not devoid of meaning – even though it still left a number of crucial questions unanswered.
Sisi’s presidential campaign will get underway very shortly – and when his full team is unveiled, we may begin to see more specifics of his platformH.A. Hellyer