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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

Leadership Challenges 2020: After successful start, Egypt’s El-Sisi faces bigger hurdles

When he came to power, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi initially set his country on a relatively liberal path. After several years, however, he had to change tack to fight radical Islamism. Despite being ostracized by the West, he has made major strides, especially in improving his country’s economy. To continue this progress, he will have to introduce more reforms that could be unpopular. Support from the West would help, but seems unlikely to come soon.

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