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Will A Military Leader Become Egypt's New Strongman?

NPR | Feb. 1, 2014 9 p.m.

Egyptian Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi rose to power swiftly after the Arab Spring ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Al-Sisi, who is the head of Egypt’s military, appears to be next in line for the presidency. Middle East expert Samer Shehata tells NPR’s Scott Simon that Egyptians find another military leader reassuring, but his election wouldn’t bode well for democracy.

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