Sisi's only challenger lays low ahead of Egyptian election

In the lead up to Egypt's presidential election, the only challenger against al-Sisi is avoiding the limelight.

(Reuters) – Days ahead of Egypt’s presidential election, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, the only candidate standing against incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is avoiding the limelight.

Moussa’s presidential bid seemed to come as a surprise even to his own party. Hours before the candidate nomination window closed in January, a member of his team was photographed running down a Cairo street to the election commission to make the deadline.

Until then, the obscure leader of the Ghad party had been organizing events to endorse a second term for Sisi.

Moussa denies suggestions by critics that he is running just to provide a candidate other than Sisi in the election, but is still vocally supportive of the former general and army commander and has said he hopes he wins.

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