CAIRO- Egypt's army chief General Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that if he runs for president it
must be at the request of the people and with a mandate from the
army, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on its website.
Sisi is widely expected to run for president but has yet to
make an announcement of his intentions. This statement was the
first indication that he might run.
"If I run then it must be at the request of the people and
with a mandate from my army
... we work in a democracy," he said.