Egypt's President Sisi wins huge parliamentary support for a 2nd term

By REUTERS
January 9, 2018 20:22
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CAIRO - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has won the backing of over three-quarters of parliamentarians for a second term as president, lawmakers said on Tuesday, a day after a timeline for the election was announced.

Sisi has yet to announce his candidacy for the ballot, scheduled for March 26-28. But he is widely expected to run and win the election.

The former general won a landslide victory in an election in 2014, one year after - as a military commander - he led the overthrow of elected president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The election will be Egypt's third since the 2011 uprising that ended strongman Hosni Mubarak's long rule.

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