Inside Egypt

Egypt in transition: presidential election

The country gets ready to vote for the next leader and it seems it’s already clear who the frontrunner is.

Egypt is gearing up for presidential elections, scheduled for Monday. This is the second election in as many years – with two men vying for the top spot – former field marshal Abdel Fatah el-Sisi and former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahy.

Egyptians living abroad have already made their pick – the latest numbers suggest more than 90 percent of them chose Sisi. He led the coup that toppled the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi.

For more on this, we speak with:

Sarah Eltantawi: assistant professor of comparative religion at Evergreen State College. Sarah is currently a post-doctural fellow in Berlin.

Shahira Amin: Egypt contributor for Index on Censorship. Shahira was the former deputy head of Egyptian state-owned, Nile TV.

Khalil Anani: adjunct professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and author of ‘The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.