A picture taken on March 20, 2018 shows a poster supporting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hanging in a street in the city of Sohag, south of the capital Cairo. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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In the Egyptian village of Abu Shosha, far south of Cairo, residents hit hard by economic hardships are planning to vote for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in elections starting Monday.Hafez was talking about the period between the January 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak and Sisi taking office in 2014 .Sisi is seeking re-election virtually unopposed in a March 26-28 poll.Moussa joined the race shortly before the application period closed, meaning Sisi would not stand unchallenged in the election.About 28 percent of Egypt's 96 million inhabitants live under the poverty line.About 70 kilometers north of Abu Shosha, in the capital of Sohag province, banners supporting Sisi were far rarer than in Cairo -- but those supporting Moussa, if they existed, were not prominently displayed.Many in Sohag city vocally support Sisi.
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