Published: 2018-02-01 10:40
Last Updated: 2018-02-01 10:40
Right after opposition figures called for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a warning on Wednesday to anyone thinking of challenging his rule, Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported.
“Be warned. What happened seven or eight years ago, will not happen again in Egypt,” Sisi said referring to the 2011 protests.
Nearly 150 opposition activists and politicians called earlier last week for voters to boycott the presidential election which will take place in March.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been accused of suppressing possible candidates in the March vote; he is thought to be guaranteed to be elected as a president for a second term.
Leaders of the opposition in Egypt called for boycotting the country’s elections after all real candidates trying to stand against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi were arrested, prosecuted or intimidated out of the race.
The first round of the elections in Egypt will take place between March 26 and 28, and the second round between April 24 and 26