89 % of Egyptians approve of Sisi in his first 100 days: Azhar and Sofia union
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: More than 100 days into President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s presidency, 89 percent of Egyptians are satisfied with his performance, according to a poll by Al-Azhar w Al-Sofia union released Tuesday.

Those supporting Sisi’s performance also said the state was “very stable,” the poll added, although it did not disclose its sample size.

Despite ongoing demonstrations and hunger strikes against the controversial 2013 protest law, which criminalizes any political gathering without official permission by security forces,  the poll found that respondents also  said freedom of expression had increased under Sisi, and that the state “is on the right path to real democracy.”

A Baseera poll released Monday Sept. 22 stated that 82 percent of Egyptians are satisfied with the president’s performance, and a Sept. 20  poll by the Ibn Khaldun center said that 61 percent are satisfied as well. But statements like the Civic Democratic Current Alliance member George Ishak Sept. 10 that since electing Sisi Egypt has been going through a “politics-free period.”

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