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  Adar II 24, 5774 , 26/03/14

Egypt's El-Sisi Resigns, Declares Presidential Bid

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi resigned on Wednesday as defense minister and announced his plan to run for president, following a high-level meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).

In a televised statement, Sisi said it would be the last time he wears his military uniform. “I give up the uniform to defend the nation,” he declared.



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