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Egypt's President Sisi to be officially sworn in for second term on Saturday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 May 2018
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File photo: File Photo: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi addresses Egyptian Parliament (Photo: AP)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is due to take the oath of office before Egypt's parliament on Saturday, following his re-election for a second term with a landslide victory almost two months ago.

Under the Egyptian constitution, the country's president must take the oath before a special session of the parliament after winning elections and before his presidential term officially starts, which in El-Sisi's case begins on June 3.

El-Sisi won a second term in office in a March election with 97 percent of the votes, the same proportion that the former military commander secured four years ago.

Voter turnout was 41 percent in the election, which included only one other candidate, Ghad Party head Moussa Moustafa Moussa.

Al-Ahram Arabic website said on Monday that around 1,000 people are expected to attend the swearing-in session, including ambassadors, party heads, top government officials and Muslim and Christian clerics.

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