» 03/27/2014, 00.00
EGYPT - ISLAM
In last appearance in uniform, Gen. al-Sisi announces candidacy for president
The decision is long overdue. His election almost certain with 90% support of the population. After Mohamed Morsi interlude, military once again great electors of Egypt’s presidents. "Hard work and sacrifices".
President Morsi reinstates parliament dissolved by military
Fears are growing of a power struggle between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood. Signed last night, the legality of the presidential decree is questioned. Parliament could meet tomorrow. Marshal Tantawi calls emergency meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Egyptians set to elect a new president with Al-Sisi the almost certain winner
The results of the two-day election are expected at the end of May. Analysts and experts expect the former military chief of the Armed Forces to win. He vowed to "eradicate" Islamic terrorism from the country. Fears have been raised of a new drift towards authoritarianism.
With al-Sisi seemingly ready to run, Egypt's presidential elections set for April
Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement yesterday. Presidential decree changes the election schedule decided by political parties after the fall of Mohammed Morsi, whereby parliamentary elections would come before the presidential poll. For critics, the move favours General al-Sisi and a government loyal to him.
General al-Sisi: We will not tolerate the destruction of the country
The head of the Armed Forces says the military will not tolerate further unrest. The death toll from the last 5 days of clashes exceeds 850 dead. This morning, 24 police officers killed in the Sinai. Europe and the United States discuss viability of economic and military aid to the country.
Egypt in the eye of the storm. Today the "march of a million" against the Military Council
The civilian government submits resignation, after police violence in Tahrir Square, but yet to be accepted. The opposition demands that the Supreme Council of the armed forces hands over authority to civilians.
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