Al Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

Al Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

Al Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

(Cairo) – Retired Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the former military chief who ousted Egypt’s first freely elected leader last July, sworn in as President by the Supreme Constitutional Court. Addressing a ceremony held at a presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt’s newly sworn-in president called on his country to build a more stable future after years of turmoil and revolt, asking them to work hard so that their rights and freedoms could grow.
Al Sisi, who toppled Mohammed Mursi, is Egypt’s eighth president since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1953, the year after a military coup.
A 21-gun salute greeted Al Sisi as he arrived at the presidential palace in Cairo’s upscale district of Heliopolis after being sworn in. Al Sisi also reviewed a military honour guard. He welcomed dozens of local and foreign dignitaries, including the kings of Jordan and Bahrain, the Amir of Kuwait and the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

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