Egyptians are expected to go to the polls next month to vote in the presidential election. However, the process has already been tainted by the suppression of competitors of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. What can Egyptians expect from this election? Is it simply window-dressing? Will internal divisions among the power circles rise to the surface? How will resentment towards imprisoned cadres of the Muslim Brotherhood, including ousted president Mohamed Morsi, translate into political action? These are some of the questions we are hoping to address in the next MENA Salon.
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The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.