Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn-in as President of Egypt

Jun 9, 2014 18:41 IST

Former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn-in as the President of Egypt in Cairo on 8 June 2014. He is the fifth Egyptian President to come from Army and will be the president for four years.

Sisi (59) won the election with 96.6 percent of the votes and defeated Hamdeen Sabahi. He is the successor of Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown in a military coup. The coup was attempted by then Army Chief, Sisi.

About Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
• Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi was born in 1954.
• He was Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces as well as Minister of Defence from 2012 to 2014.
• He was also appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister when he was a Minister of Defense. To contest in the Presidential election, Sisi stepped down from his military post.
• In 2013, Sisi led a coup against Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt after the ouster of long time leader Hosni Mubarak.
• After the coup, Sisi appointed Adly Mansour as an interim president.

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