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Egypt's generals give Sisi green light to run for president

Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during a news conference in Cairo on the release of seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in Sinai, in this May 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during a news conference in Cairo on the release of seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in Sinai, in this May 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during a news conference in Cairo on the release of seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in Sinai, in this May 22, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer
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Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the military funeral service of police General Nabil Farag, who was killed on Thursday in Kerdasa, at Al-Rashdan Mosque in Cairo's Nasr City district in this September 20, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files

Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the military funeral service of police General Nabil Farag, who was killed on Thursday in Kerdasa, at Al-Rashdan Mosque in Cairo's Nasr City district in this September 20, 2013 file photo....more

Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the military funeral service of police General Nabil Farag, who was killed on Thursday in Kerdasa, at Al-Rashdan Mosque in Cairo's Nasr City district in this September 20, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files
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A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a barbershop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a barbershop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like...more

A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a barbershop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a shop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a shop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like...more

A poster of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorns the wall of a shop in Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Posters of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorn the walls of an area of Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Posters of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorn the walls of an area of Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like...more

Posters of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi adorn the walls of an area of Cairo's Gamaliya district, where he spent his childhood January 21, 2014. Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive general with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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