It looks likely that President Sisi will win a second term in March. Leading up to the election, François LaRochelle looks at the domestic challenges currently facing Egypt and the country’s changing role within the region.
Former Canadian diplomat
François LaRochelle is a former Canadian diplomat. Abroad he was posted in Cairo (twice), Damascus as well as Vienna (OSCE) and Brussels. In Ottawa he worked in various sectors in the department of Foreign Affairs including the Middle-East. He was Director for relations with the Cabinet before joining the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat of the Privy Council. He now lives in Montreal and is a Fellow of the Institut d’études internationales de Montréal of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).
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