The election of Sisi

Year

2014

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After General Abdel Fatah El-Sisi removed Mohamed Morsi from Egypt's presidency another election was held. The election was marked by a supreme indifference, and had to be extended twice with a mandatory day off work.

On May 10th A few thousand supporters of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi attend a rally for the candidate at the Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Center Cairo, Egypt. It was one of the few public shows of support that the foreign media were invited to.

A finger dipped in ink to signify succesfully voting runs like blood.

A supporter of Sisi's presidential bid who has been visible at many pro-coup protests wears symbols of military control, religious tolerance, and Sisi.

At the edge of the crowd many people seemed to just enjoy the field of flowers.

Voting was extended to 3 days with an official holiday due to low turnout.

On the final day of voting a bus emblazoned with pro-Sisi slogans drove through downtown Cairo to drum up support. Most people just stared or reacted positivley to it.

Some people held up signs in support of Hamdeen Sabahi, or the third way.

A group of supporters of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hand out energy efficient lightbulbs near downtown CAIRO, EGYPT on May 17. The free lightbulbs are part of the Sisi campaign focusing on the issue of changes that will be necessary to reduce Egypt's energy consumption and face it's economic problems.

(Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

A printer rolls up a large poster supporting Sisi before handing it off to the campaign to be hung in the street. CAIRO, EGYPT on May 10.

Posters of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hang in the streets of CAIRO, EGYPT on May 18.