Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sissi declares intent to run for presidency

By Abigail Hauslohner, March 26, 2014

CAIRO — Three years ago, Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was a mostly unknown member of a council of Egypt’s top military officers. On Wednesday, the field marshal, whose image is now plastered on billboards and chocolate bars, declared what everyone in this nation was expecting — that he would run for president, a position he is virtually certain to win.

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