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Sisi rushes through vote to ensure Egyptians avoid Algerian/Sudanese route

Popular uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have unseated longstanding rulers, but demonstrators remain hungry to sweep away the military/security structures that underpinned rule by Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. In Egypt, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ruthlessly overcome the sort of popular protests that drove Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011 and will seek to keep a lid on potential dissent now popular unrest is breaking out again in North Africa.

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