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Channeling Putin in Cairo

07 Apr

Which country, due to hold a presidential election next month, is led by an autocrat who, having eliminated any serious competition, is basically running against himself?

Hints: A political analyst in that country has said, as a reminder of the deliberate ineffectiveness of electoral competitors, “Some figures are allowed in, like backup dancers.” Indeed, the most serious challenger to the incumbent president has been barred from contesting the election, which denies him a platform to broadcast accusations of corruption that could involve the president.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/opinion/channeling-putin-in-cairo.html

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Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Africa

 

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