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Will Sisi run for second term?

Considering economic setbacks and heightened political oppression under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's watch, some are questioning his chances of success if he runs for a second term.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi arrives to attend the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rolex dela Pena/Pool - RTX2O25B

“The winner of the presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt is Mr. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.” These are words many Egyptians do not want to hear again after having heard them echo loudly for two years since his first day as president-elect.

“If the will of the Egyptian people requires me to run for another term, I will so do," said Sisi, hinting at his intention to run for a second term in office in a talk Aug. 23 with editors-in-chief of national newspapers.

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