Evan Hill

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In October, Alaa Abed, a former police investigator, became the chairman of the human rights committee in Egypt’s Parliament. The majority bloc that supports President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to which Mr. Abed belongs, ensured his victory by flooding the committee with loyalist members, a show of strength that led Mr. Abed’s rivals to drop out.

His victory, technically within the Parliament’s rules, demonstrated Egypt’s take on “managed democracy,” a term experts often use to describe Russia under President Vladimir V. Putin and other countries ruled by strongmen. It’s a system in which elections and other formal trappings of democracy persist but lose their meaning; in reality, authority is centralized, often in the hands of security agencies.…  Seguir leyendo »