Egypt days away from heading to the polls
Egypt is getting ready to its long-awaited parliamentary election in less than a week’s time.
Many hope it will be a final step in the process to bringing back democracy, but others claim it’s just a farce and a mockery of the political system.
The 18 October election was supposed to happen in March, but it was delayed by the courts, which ruled some sections of the election law unconstitutional.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is running for re-election after toppling Mohamed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, in 2013 following mass protests at the time. Details