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This blog offers you comments on recent events written by members of D+C’s editorial team. You’ll find one or two posts per week. The guiding question is whether something is good or bad for global development.

by Hans Dembowski

Grand Neom vision is unrealistic, but politically useful

Egypt will hold elections this month, and it is no secret that incumbent President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will be confirmed in office. As he is the only serious candidate, he has no reason to fear that voters will kick him out. He may nonetheless worry about losing face. That might happen. Low voter turnout may prove that the people are not enthusiastic about his rule.