Can Egypt’s presidential candidates transform economic fortunes? – Since the 2011 revolution, Egyptians have seen near non-stop protests, the toppling of two presidents, six elections, and a seemingly endless political crisis.
But what they haven’t witnessed yet is what has been demanded all along — a better economy.
As the country goes to the polls next week to elect a new president, both candidates insist this is something they can be trusted to deliver.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah el Sisi pledges new roads, housing, airports, jobs and an end to the energy crisis.
Sisi’s lone opponent, left leaning politician Hamdeen Sabahi, has vowed to dish out millions of dollars in investments to help reopen government factories, create new jobs, build new housing and improve health care.