Egypt’s Sisi may run for re-election

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the first time on Tuesday publicly expressed his willingness to run for a second presidential term in the 2018 elections “if it is the will of the Egyptian people.” (File photo: AFP)

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for the first time on Tuesday publicly expressed his willingness to run for a second presidential term in the 2018 elections “if it is the will of the Egyptian people,” Ahram Online reported.

Sisi announced his possible re-election bid in a statement on his official Facebook page.

Using a quote from an interview he gave to national newspapers, the Egyptian president said that he “can never fail to respond to the will of Egyptians. I am subject to the will of the Egyptian people.”

Sisi was first elected to office by a landslide 96.1 per cent in May 2014 after years of political instability and street protests. Under the Egyptian constitution, he qualifies for one more four-year term, if he is re-elected in 2018.

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