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During two years in office, Egypt's General-turned-President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sought to impose a military-style discipline to end years of turmoil and has turned to the armed forces to help rebuild the deeply damaged economy to a degree unseen in more than 50 years.Sisi has frequently sought to impose secrecy on politicians over issues that usually would be open for public discussion.Egypt has had presidents who hailed from the military for all but two of the past 64 years since army officers seized power in a 1952 coup.After Mubarak's ouster in the 2011 pro-democracy uprising came a civilian president, Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist who won Egypt's first post-Mubarak election.In late February, Sisi said up to 6,000 kilometers of roads, 113 bridges and three airports were being built since he took office.When Sisi toured one of the latest housing complexes, a senior military engineering officer was by his side.Sisi's government has invested $16.5 billion in developing electricity and as a result, there have been few of the long power cuts Egypt previously suffered. Sisi also succeeded in partially lifting fuel subsidies without sparking unrest.Sisi talks cryptically of "evil people" plotting against Egypt.
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