Fiji Time: 3:02 AM on Saturday 25 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / World

Sisi hints at elections

Afp
Thursday, March 06, 2014

CAIRO - Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared he cannot ignore demands that he run for president, in a looming election his supporters say he is certain to win.

Mr Sisi is seen by his supporters as a strong hand who can stabilise Egypt following three years of unrest ignited by the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

He emerged as Egypt's most popular leader after overthrowing Mr Mubarak's successor, Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in July following massive protests against the country's first freely elected leader.

Officials close to Mr Sisi said the field marshal would step down as defence minister after a law is passed to regulate the presidential election expected this spring.

"Field Marshal Sisi said he cannot turn his back when the majority wants his nomination in presidential elections," the official MENA news agency reported.

"The next days will witness official measures," he was quoted as saying at a graduation ceremony of military cadets in Cairo.

"All Egyptians must be shoulder-to-shoulder and exert all efforts for building, stabilising and developing" the country, he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Players sign 7s contract
  2. Teachers charged
  3. Locally owned health centre begins operation
  4. $1500 disappointment
  5. FLP defers choice
  6. Climate diplomacy talk begin small
  7. Former Fiji rep laid to rest
  8. Help for victim, 86
  9. On the hunt
  10. LCPA says North farmers not frustrated

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  6. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  10. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)