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Why Does Sisi Need a Parliament?

Egypt’s first post-revolutionary parliament, which convened in 2012, lasted only a few months before being dissolved. Today, the country needs a democratically elected parliament to establish a legal basis for the legitimacy of the post-Morsi political regime. The question of legitimacy has caused international and regional divides, and it could define the future of Cairo’s foreign relationships. Sisi has met with President Obama on one occasion, and Germany announced that Sisi could visit Berlin once the parliamentary elections take place. But for the most part, legitimacy still eludes his government.

Article by Mohamed Soliman, Fikra Forum.

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