Boys walk by a donkey cart used by a scrap collector making his rounds in Cairo's neighborhood of Dar el-Salam, Egypt, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Bakkar)
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"Sisi will leave no one wanting!" the 50-year-old shopkeeper in a Cairo slum barked when a younger man criticized the landslide victor of Egypt's presidential election, former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.Their heated argument – even though both voted for Sisi – shows the stormy public sentiment the retired field marshal will confront, even after winning nearly 93 percent of the vote in this week's election. Sisi faces not only opposition from Islamists, but also a generational divide. The area is emblematic of the poverty most of Egypt's 90 million people live in – and which has only worsened in the three years since Mubarak's ouster.Other young people who voted for Sisi said they also had low expectations.He was happy to see Morsi go, he said.But he is sure Sisi won't improve people's lives, and he expects the new president to clamp down after seeing two predecessors fall. That year, the 34-year voted for Morsi, not because he is an Islamist but because he thought the Brotherhood would end the corrupt hold on power of Mubarak's cronies.
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