26 March 2014

Egypt: Sisi Meets With Scaf to Submit Resignation - State Newspaper

Egyptian Army Chief General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has announced his resignation as the nation's top military leader to run for president in an ... ( Resource: Egypt Army Chief General Sissi Resigns to Run for President )

Cairo — Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) on Wednesday to submit his resignation as defense minister, Al-Ahram said.

A source told the state newspaper that the top army chief is resigning in order to officially announce his intention to run for the upcoming presidency.

Egypt is expecting a presidential election in the first half of this year.

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