CAIRO: Egypt’s new strongman, Field Marshal Abdulfattah el-Sisi, has given the strongest indication yet that he plans to run for the presidential election.
On Tuesday, when the field marshal issued a statement through Egypt’s state news agency saying that he could not avoid the will of what he called the “majority” of Egyptians – though he still stopped short of officially declaring his candidacy.
while a group of Sisi fans claim to have collected millions of signatures calling for him to lead Egypt.
In case, Sisi goes on to contest elections, experts are predicting an easy win as there will be no other strong candidate opposing him.
Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s candidacy has long been seen as a forgone conclusion, following a series of statements and leaks by officials that strongly suggest he wants to succeed Mohamed Morsi, the man he ousted from office last July, as Egypt’s head of state.