Egypt president’s sole opponent holds small rally in Cairo

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CAIRO – A small group of people have gathered in support of the sole candidate running against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Saturday’s rally for Moussa Mustafa Moussa lasted only about an hour and drew about three dozen people in downtown Cairo. But that was a stronger showing than he managed earlier this month, when nobody showed up at one of his rallies.

issi is virtually certain to win re-election in the March 26-28 vote. A string of potential contenders withdrew under pressure or were arrested, leaving the relatively obscure Moussa as the only rival. And he’s a supporter of Sissi’s government.