Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Sworn in as Egypt’s New President

by Editor | June 8, 2014 4:59 am

BBC – Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is to be sworn in as Egypt’s new president after winning by a landslide in May’s elections.

Security forces have been deployed at key locations around the capital Cairo in preparation for the ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court.

The retired field marshal overthrew President Mohammed Morsi last July.

He has since been locked in a battle with Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which urged a boycott of the elections.

Liberal and secular activists, including the 6 April youth movement which was prominent in the 2011 revolution that ousted long-serving President Hosni Mubarak, also shunned the 26-28 May poll in protest at the curtailing of civil rights.

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