Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2014

Implications of a Sisi Presidency

Adel El-Adawy

February 2014

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


The military chief has some strong assets and likely staying power, but he will still face great pressure if he is elected as anticipated, since the benchmark for success will be his ability to satisfy an Egyptian polity filled with unrealistically high socioeconomic expectations.