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Lebanon’s Haifa says Tunisia ‘needs a Sisi’

In June, the diva had congratulated Egypt after the former army chief was officially announced president

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Lebanese diva Haifa Wahbe praised Sunday Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi during a talk show in Cairo.

Wehbe, who made the comments during a show on MBC Masr, said that ahead of the Tunisian presidential elections, she had hoped that the Arab country would get a “man like Sisi, and they ended up getting (President Bajji Qaed) Essebssi."

She added that politicians in the Arab World tend to respect promises they make to their citizens.

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In June, the diva congratulated Egypt after the former army chief was officially announced president.

“I can’t begin explain my feelings as I am watching the results of the [presidential] elections and the joy of the Egyptian population with the victory of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” Haifa wrote on her personal Twitter account.

“Congratulations to the mother of the world. [Wishing Egypt a] new era of security and stability,” she added.