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Three days of voting ended today in egypt's presidential election the outcome is not in doubt president ob del fata alsisi ran with no real opposition as hari sreenivasan reports seven years after the uprising there democracy is further from reach amid economic and security problems president elsisi cast his ballot at one of the country's thirteen thousand polling stations but his reelection was never really a question and his lone opponent most of them stafa heads a party that had endorsed cc other opponents were intimidated to withdraw were arrested ali is an attorney who had dropped out of the running all these indicators were pointing towards planned intentions to poison and corrupt the entire operation and to evacuated from it's presumed democratic meaning dozens of opposition figures and seven political parties called for an election boycott turnout a key metric for cece was low still has strong political support at least in parliament more than eighty percent of its members support him and relations with israel and the united states are firm president trump welcomed him to the white house last spring political science professor dalia fahmi specializes in the middle east the future of us egyptian relations is going to have to take into account a couple of things will we really take seriously the democrats democratic aspirations of the people which should lead to further stability or will we rethink your strategy towards egypt and us strategy towards stability the region as a whole in two thousand thirteen cc ousted then president mohammad morsi egypt's first democratically elected president after the twenty eleven uprising the deposed longtime leader hosting lavar a year later cc one more than ninety six percent of the vote cc has led a harsh security crackdown imprisoning thousands cc has gone after a free expression civil society and rivals both in the political and military rome says fani instead of building schools and other infrastructure projects he has actually had to build sixteen new prisons he has had a major clampdown on media both domestic and international but his popularity has been hurt by a bad economy strict economic reforms were enacted in two thousand sixteen to avoid insolvency inflation skyrocketed with food prices rising by thirty percent and while unemployment is around eleven percent almost eighty percent of.

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