Egypt's Military Chief Sisi Quits To Run For Presidency

Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.

In a widely expected announcement, he said on state TV he was appearing "in my military uniform for the last time".

Field Marshal Sisi led the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July after mass opposition protests.

Correspondents say he is likely to win the presidency, given his popularity and the lack of any serious rivals.

(BBC)

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