Egypt’s Sisi to resign as minister, pave way for presidential bid

State-rum Al Ahram newspaper reports that the army chief met with military leaders to announce his decision.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 6:56 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:29 AM

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met with military leaders on Wednesday to say he was resigning as defence minister so he can run for the presidency, the state-run Al Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

Quoting a military source, Al Ahram said Sisi was expected to announce the decision in a broadcasted statement. Sisi, who deposed President Mohammed Mursi last year after mass protests, is widely expected to win the election.

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