Skip to comments.Egypt's Sisi paves way for presidential bid after resigning as minister
Posted on 03/27/2014 12:09:51 AM PDT by kingattax
Egypt's military strongman, Field Marshal Abdulfattah al-Sisi, has resigned as defence minister, paving the way for a run for the presidency and a return to the decades in which the country was led by long-serving military officers.
Field Marshal Sisi summoned a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to hand in his formal notice and bring to an end his 18-month term, in which he shot from being a virtually unknown younger general to one of the Middle East's most powerful men.
People walk past a poster featuring Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in downtown Cairo
Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Kinda inspires me to run for something...
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