Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28

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(The Washington Post) – The chairman of Egypt’s election commission said Monday that the presidential election will be held March 26-28, with a runoff in April.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has yet to formally announce his bid for re-election, but is widely expected to run and win a second four-year term. Authorities have waged a wide-scale crackdown on dissent since el-Sissi, as defense minister, led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.

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