El-Sisi Challenge Grows as Egypt Bureaucrats Oppose Pay Cuts

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arriving for the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, on Aug. 6, 2015.

Photographer: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg

Amina Mostafa voted for Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last year, seeing a “strong man” who could take Egypt forward. But after his government moved to cut the wage bill for six million state employees, she took to the streets in protest.

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