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Vol 57 No 1

Published 8th January 2016


Investment and insecurity

Egypt will attempt to lay the basis for strong investment-led growth but will grapple with hard currency shortages and violent opposition

The election of a new Parliament at the end of 2015 marked the culmination of a political transition mapped out in July 2013 by Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi when, as army Commander, he deposed Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi. Parliamentary politics in 2016 will largely feature competition between blocs that present themselves as loyal to the state and to Sisi, who in June enters the second half of his first presidential term.

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