Supporters of Egyptian president el-Sissi celebrate his bid


Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Monday celebrated after he confirmed his re-election bid for elections scheduled for December. 

Egypt will hold a presidential election over three days between December 10 to 12, with a runoff on January 8 to 10 if no candidate secures more than 50% of the vote. 

El-Sissi enters the race as the clear favourite, with no serious challenge posed by other candidates.

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“As Egyptians, we unite and recognise the tremendous effort the president has put in and the significant changes that have occurred in the previous period,” said one supporter. “[…] to ensure that the development process continues, we hope that President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi will be with us.”

The president has been in power since 2014 after he led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.


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