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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ahram: Sisi Announcement Coming Soon?

 Ahram Online notes: "Clock is ticking for El-Sisi as all set for him to launch presidency bid."

They point to the recent reshuffle of some senior Army commanders (including the replacement of the Second Field Army Commander with his Chief of Staff), as a sign that Field Marshal Sisi is getting the Army Command the way he wants it before resigning as Defense Minister to run for President. The Second Field Army, based in Ismailia, is conducting the antiterrorist operations in Sinai.

They also note that the Presidential Elections Committee yesterday finalized the regulations for the Presidential elections, though the date has not yet been officially announced. President Adly Mansur has said that the election will be complete by July 17.

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