Egyptians are about to elect their former army chief as President. That’s a huge mistake
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For a man who is almost certain to become President of Egypt in late May as a result of what’s expected to be a massive popular vote, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi remains something of a mystery. What does he believe in? What are his plans for the most populous Arab country if he becomes its new President? One major clue emerged in two recent TV interviews. “As long as the army is good, Egypt is good,” al-Sisi told an interviewer from Sky News Arabia on May 11. In another interview, two otherwise compliant Egyptian journalists dared to ask him about his continuing connections to the secretive group of military officers that has dominated Egypt for the past 31⁄2 years.