"Crazy for Sisi" explores the popularity of Egyptian General Abdelfattah al-Sisi, one of two candidates running for the post of Egyptian President in the May 26 and 27 elections.
Egypt’s last three years of political transition have been turbulent and bloody, as is with most revolutions. The instability and economic devastation left Egyptians disillusioned with the idea of democracy and hungry for stability.
General Sisi rose to prominence after heading the move to remove the country’s first democratically elected President, Mohamed Mursi in July 2013. People began to look at him as a "hero" and "savior" while many felt he possessed the character and strength needed to lift the country out of its troubles.
But is Egypt more democratic now than it was? Is General Sisi going to be able to rise to the expectation of Egyptians?
— Laura El-Tantawy