Sisi took presidential power in Egypt

(Borkena) Former Egyptian military general Abdel Fatah Al- Sisi is inaugurated as president of Egypt in a colorful ceremony.

Sisi won presidential contest last week with absolute majority vote. There seem to be much optimism in Egypt and Sisi is entrusted to bring about stability and economic recovery.

With regard to democracy, Sisi hinted, according to report published on Aljazeera, that it will take about twenty five years to bring “real democracy.” The question as to whether the statement is meant to say no democracy at all in the short term could only be answered in the months and years to come.

Sisi deposed elected president Mohammed Morsi of Muslim Brotherhood in a military coup over a year ago which he claim is a popular protest.

After the coup Sisi led a major crack down and repressive movement against Muslim Brotherhood. Apart from deaths of hundreds and thousands of protestors, about 500 members of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death in what appears to be unprecedented court ruling.

Swearing in ceremony was attended by many leaders from Africa and Middle East.

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