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Egypt’s Sisi hints he may run for re-election

Sisi's term will end in 2018

24.08.2016
Egypt’s Sisi hints he may run for re-election

By Hussein Mahmoud

CAIRO

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has hinted that he may run for a second term in office.

Asked about the possibility of running for re-election in 2018, al-Sisi said he will do “if it is the will of the Egyptian people”.

"I can never fail to respond to the will of Egyptians. I am subject to the will of the Egyptian people," he said in an interview with Egypt’s three pro-government newspapers on Tuesday.

Al-Sisi, a former army chief, was elected president in mid-2014, nearly one year after the army ousted Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president in a 2013 coup.

His term will end in 2018 and he can run for a second four-year term according to Egyptian constitution.

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