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Mind your language: Egyptian leaders’ English skills

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Only days after Egypt’s presidential candidates, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi, conducted interviews with foreign media outlets, Egyptians have begun comparing their English-speaking skills to those of former Egyptian presidents.

The accents of former Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat were praised, as they both fluently spoke in English.

But the thick accent of ousted President Mohammad Mursi at international conferences sparked laughter among some onlookers.