Weeks before the official candidates of the fist presidential elections after depose of Morsi were announced huge billboards with the portrait of el-Sisi were placed at the streets and squares. The series of photos shows Cairo in the period before the final elections; a state of emergency.
After a long period of violence Egyptian authorities and the people only want peace and stability. During launching of the election campaign in early 2014 blockades around the governments seat at the residential area near Tahrir Square were still there including the military posts and checkpoints. Fear of terrorist attacks made foreigners stay away. International media was restricted.
While a massive police force was taken over the streets after their longtime absence the threat of terrorism against the Egyptian state seated in the peoples mind and became a theme of the elections.
In May 2014 the candidate of the army, the former general, director of the intelligence military apartment, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won 97% of the votes.