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'I ran for Egypt president to save the state,' says El-Sisi

Ahram Online, Monday 5 May 2014
Presidential hopeful ex-minister of defense Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Presidential hopeful ex-minister of defense Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo courtesy of El-Sisi official campaign)
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Presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah El-Sisi told interviewers Lamis El-Hadidi (CBC TV) and Ibrahim Issa (ONTV) that he decided to run for president when he detected an effort to "destroy the state" forcing him to heed the calls of the people.

This is El-Sisi's first ever TV interview after decades as an officer in the army, head of military intelligence and defence minister.

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06-05-2014 04:49am
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Since 10 November 1848 every head of state of Egypt has either died in office or been arrested and removed by a military coup.
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