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Le Monde: A serious deviation towards tyranny in Egypt


France's Le Monde newspaper said the constitution, which is currently being referenda in Egypt, was designed in the size of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, and represents a serious deviation from tyranny after it was abolished by the last victory of the 2014 constitution.

Le Monde said in her editorial that the strongman in the army - who came to power through a military coup in July 2013 on "the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president a year ago" - took advantage of his "overwhelming popularity" among the population after a year of rule The Muslim Brotherhood was elected president in May 2014.

The newspaper said that the man who introduces himself as the new Nasser has not accepted since his first election risking to test his popularity democratically.

After the violent repression and imprisonment of thousands of Islamists, al-Sisi launched an attack on the pro-revolutionary opposition and on any critical voice within civil society and the media, leaving his security apparatus to be forced to practice enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture to subjugate opponents. A situation witnessed by Egypt for decades.

The maximum of all rivals
From the media to Parliament to the judicial system to the business community, Sisi put all the institutions in the service of his path as the newspaper, as all potential rivals one by one before the presidential election of 2018, either by threat or arrest to be re-elected against a puppet candidate.

The newspaper said that many feared that Sisi would repeat what he did with his competitors in 2018 in the forthcoming elections in 2024, especially since the current constitutional reform project completes the president's grip on justice and devotes the political role of the army on which the regime relied since 1952, as a guarantor of "the Constitution and democracy and the unity of the country And civil state. "

Le Monde's editorial said Sisi was protected by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and was viewed by all Western countries as a bulwark against terrorism. Even President Donald Trump, who greeted him warmly in Washington in early April, said: "He is a great president."

The blind support of the Sisi may be outdated in the light of the current uprisings in Algeria and Sudan, and stressed that the failure of the Arab Spring did not eliminate the aspirations of young people who represent the majority of the Middle East and Africa communities and who will emerge demanding - as they did in Cairo in January / January 2011 - "Bread, freedom and social justice".

Source: aljazeera

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