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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Why Egypt’s Sisi welcomes Trump win

Egyptians received news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election with mixed reactions, ranging from celebration to disappointment and even outright despair. While President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his supporters welcomed the news of Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States, Egypt’s liberals and pro-democracy activists expressed shock and anguish on social media networks. The widely divergent views on the shocking election outcome reflect the increased polarization in Egyptian society, a society as divided as the American electorate itself. Sisi was among the first world leaders to congratulate Trump on his win. In a presidential statement released Nov. 10, he said, “Egypt hopes Trump’s presidency will breathe a new spirit into US-Egyptian relations.”

To read more about this story click on this link: Al-Monitor