Euronews’ correspondent in Cairo, Mohammed Shaikhibrahim, has described the situation in the country following the election of former army chief Abdel-Fattah-el-Sisi: “His supporters began celebrating his victory last night. Hamdeen Sabahi’s campaign team has blamed his defeat on what it describes as an ‘unequal electoral battle’.
On Thursday morning, Egyptians said they weren’t surprised by the result. They’re waiting to see what the president will do during his term in office.
They’re also anxious to see whether he will take some critical decisions that could help the country deal correctly with the economic difficulties it’s experiencing. The people want him to ease tensions in Egypt and find a solution to the security issues.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Egypt, hasn’t recognised the elections. It’s said that the real turnout didn’t exceed 10%. It claims that this proves the failure of the roadmap announced following the ousting of Mohammed Morsi from power. This is causing a real fear among Egyptians of how politics and security in the country will function during el-Sisi’s term in office.”