Egyptian Army Chief Sisi Does Not Rule Out Presidential Bid

(Reuters-Daily News-Egypt) Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, held open the possibility he might run for the presidency in an interview published on Thursday in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Seyassah. It is widely assumed Sisi would win an election. His public profile has grown since he ousted Morsi and he is lionized by state media. On foreign affairs, he said a shift in Egypt's alliances was "out of the question" in response to speculation that Cairo was distancing itself from the U.S. In a sign that the U.S. wants to mend fences with Cairo, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood had "stolen" the Egyptian revolution - a view in line with the Egyptian government's.

2013-11-22 00:00:00

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