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Egypt military officers back army chief for president

By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - Anxious over months of turmoil in Egypt, military officers are pushing popular army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president, after a 2011 popular uprising had inspired hopes for democratic change in a country long dominated by generals. Sisi ousted Egypt's first freely-elected president, Mohamed Mursi, the man who appointed him, in July after mass protests against the Islamist leader's rule.

Egypt military officers back army chief for president

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Egypt's first freely-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, the man who appointed him, in July.
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