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Sisi announces bid for presidency

Updated: 2014-02-07 08:08
By Agencies in Cairo ( China Daily)

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed the country's first freely elected leader, has said he will run for president, a Kuwaiti newspaper said on Thursday.

The widely expected move is almost certain to increase political tensions and anger Islamist militants, who have stepped up attacks on the state since Sisi ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July after mass protests against him.

It will also deepen concerns that military men will again dominate Egypt.

Sisi announces bid for presidency