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Vol 61 No 1

Published 9th January 2020


Polls, poverty and protest

Economic policy aims to spur growth and investment, while the regime keeps an iron fist in reserve for mass unrest

President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's government hopes this year to build on the stabilisation of Egypt's macro-economy over the past three years to deliver tangible improvements to living standards through stepped up investment in social sectors and infrastructure. It wants to mitigate the effects of a sharp increase in poverty in the past five years, not least to help suppress the recurrence of recent protests against corruption and the repression of political freedoms.

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