Egyptian TV series about Sisi sparks mass debate, mockery

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A new Egyptian TV series that began broadcasting at the start of Ramadan and depicts the events leading up to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s rise to power has sparked an avalanche of reactions throughout the country. Season 3 of El-Ekhteyar (“The Choice”), renamed Al-Qarar (“The Decision”) for this year, covers the period before and after Sisi was appointed as defence minister during the reign of late president Mohamed Morsi. Morsi was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group deemed illegal by the government in 2014. Despite being the first democratically-elected…

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