Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

8 June 2014

Egypt: Sisi Describes His Election As Democratic Transition of Power

Photo: Cui Xinyu/Xinhua
Egyptians celebrate the presidential election on Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

Cairo — President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and interim President Adli Mansour signed the contract of handing over power on Sunday, after the former army chief, who took his oath into office as president earlier, addressed the nation.

In his first speech as president, Sisi thanked Mansour, saying, "You were a great president; patient and wise."

Sisi described his inauguration as a historic moment and his election as a democratic transition of power.

"It is a big responsibility to be the president of this great country," Sisi said.

The new Egyptian president thanked countries who have supported Egypt in the past few years, directing special words to Gulf countries and particularly to the king of Saudi Arabia.

"It is time for our great people to reap the fruit of their revolution," Sisi said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.