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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Egypt's State Media Reporting Sisi Will Resign Today

Egyptian state media are reporting that Egyptian Field Marshal al-Sisi will resign as Defense Minister today during a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces; a Cabinet meeting tomorrow will presumably approve and, once a civilian, Sisi will be free to run for President.

The only suspense for some time has been in the timing, and it looks like that is now ending.

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