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Mahmoud Salem, also known as The Sandmonkey, rejects the prevailing narrative about Egypt’s top presidential candidates, days before the results appear.
Elijah Zarwan writes on Foreign Policy about Egypt’s presidential election, the resurgence of hope that it brings to the country, and the challenges that the new leader will face.
Baheyya takes a look at presidential hopeful Sabahi’s campaign efforts and its resonance with Egyptian citizens in the days leading up to the election. Sabahi is currently battling with Ahmed Shafiq for second place in the polls, but at the time of posting, trails him by 7 percent.