Will General el Sisi become the President of Egypt?

EPC | 01 Oct 2013

The analysis monitors a return of speculations regarding the nomination of Field Marshal el Sisi for presidency; his supporters describe him as a popular hero, who represents a necessity at this stage in Egypt’s history, and affirms that the military establishment is the only one capable of dealing with the situation in Egypt. El Sisi’s opponents say that his nomination affirms the notion of a coup d’état, where there is a difference in the nature of the post and his nomination embodies the danger of politicizing the military. The analysis points out that the following three issues will influence el Sisi’s decision: • The need to continue with the future roadmap, • Curtail the Muslim Brotherhood politically and security-wise, • Complete the return to normal life.

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