March 26, 2014 / 6:16 PM / in 3 years

Egypt army presents Sisi resignation to president: report

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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour (L) shakes hands with Egypt's army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R), after his meeting with members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in Cairo March 26, 2014.Egyptian Ministry of Defence/Handout

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's military leadership was presenting Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's resignation from his post of defense minister at a meeting with the interim head of state on Wednesday, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

Sisi is required to step down from his positions in the military in order to mount a widely expected bid for the presidency, which he is forecast to win easily in a forthcoming election.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Michael Georgy

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