As Egypt gears up for early presidential elections between 10 and 12 December, initially slated for the spring of 2024 (MEES, 29 September), the rushed vote raises questions about the country’s crippling economic crisis and the long-term future of the regime. These dynamics, and Egypt's economic crisis, risk being further exacerbated by the conflict in Gaza.

On 2 October, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced his bid for a third term in office, greenlit by 2019 constitutional amendments that would allow him to stay in office until 2030 (MEES, 26 April 2019). (CONTINUED - 2747 WORDS)