As long as he keeps the boot heel on the neck of the Muslim Brotherhood, and maintains Egypt’s existing peace treaties with Israel, so be it.

Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

Wed, 26/03/2014 – 23:11
People walk past a banner for Egypt's army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in downtown Cairo, 24 March 2014.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared his candidacy on Wednesday for a presidential election he is expected to win easily.

Sisi, who toppled the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi last July after mass protests against his rule, vowed to fight what he called the terrorist threat facing Egypt, a reference to attacks that have spiraled since last summer.

“True, today is my last day in military uniform, but I will continue to fight every day for an Egypt free of fear and terrorism,” said Sisi, still wearing his military fatigues, in a televised speech.

Sisi had to resign his posts of army chief and minister of defense so he could contest the election.

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