×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags:

Sisi Says Would Run for President at Request of People, with Army Mandate

Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:11 AM EST

CAIRO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that if he runs for president it must be at the request of the people and with a mandate from the army, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on its website.

Sisi is widely expected to run for president but has yet to make an announcement of his intentions. This statement was the first indication that he might run.

"If I run then it must be at the request of the people and with a mandate from my army... we work in a democracy," he said.

In July the army ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, Islamist Mohamed Mursi, after mass protests against his one-year rule. It then appointed an interim president and outlined a roadmap for democratic transition. (Reporting by Asma Alsharif and Omar Fahmy; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


MiddleEast
144
2014-11-11
Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:11 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved