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Egyptian President Sworn In For Second Term

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,have been sworn in today for a second four-year term in office during a special parliament session broadcast live on state television, NaijaNews Understands

Sisi took the oath in a packed house and in front of members of his government, after winning 97 percent of valid votes in the March presidential election.

Fighter jets  were seen in the sky above Cairo drawing an Egyptian flag while military helicopters flew over the capital’s centre as the president made his way to parliament — where he was greeted with a 21-gun salute.

A 63-year-old former intelligence chief and defence minister, Sisi overthrew Islamist Mohamed Mursi  Egypt’s first freely-elected president – after protests against Mursi’s rule in 2013. Sisi was elected to his first four-year term as president a year later.

 

Source: Naija News

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