HE President Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi

Former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi was sworn into office as President of Egypt on 8 June 2014, having earlier that year resigned from his post as the Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces.


Army: Sisi first came to public attention when then President Muhammed Al-Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood retired the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ( SCAF) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi  and promoted Sisi to take his place; to serve as the Commander-in-Chief as well as Minister of Defence in Morsi’s new cabinet.

A Coup by Popular Demand: On June 30 2013, millions of Egyptians again took to the streets in large numbers demanding that Morsi step down. The military apparatus led by Sisi removed Morsi from power and banned the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi supporters believed that the coup violated a democratically legitimate government, albeit a hugely polarizing and unpopular one. Outbreaks of violence ensued across Egypt that included the death of many hundreds of protesters at the hands of pro-military police at Raba’a Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo.

Presidential Expectations: Sisi has inherited a politically and economically battered Egypt, with a weak infrastructure, plummeting currency, and violent insurgency and unrest in Sinai. Under Sisi, Egypt has enjoyed excellent relations with members of the Arab League, most notably with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Sisi supported the blockade on Qatar as well as the GCC-led military intervention in Yemen. He has publically supported the Asad regime in Syria and has called on the Palestinian people to make peace with Israel in his UNGA speech in September 2017, promising the Israeli people “Egypt’s unwavering support.”

Egyptian doctor refused to treat boy named after military leader - UPI.com
2013-11-13 11:37:10

13 (UPI) -- An Egyptian doctor refused to treat a 4-month-old boy named after the country's military ruler, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the baby's father said. After seeing the baby's name written on a hospital registration form, Dr. Ezzat Abdulazziz ...

Loveless Bonds Link Washington, Cairo - Al-Monitor
2013-10-16 12:23:32

One year ago in the wake of an attack on the US Embassy, Obama offered surprisingly faint praise for Egypt and its longstanding relationship with the United States: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally," he said, "but we don't consider ...

Egypt military officers back army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president - Daily News & Analysis
2013-10-24 02:56:30

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 ...

Morsi to sue rulers over 'coup' - The Nation
2013-11-14 01:24:15

Damati also said complaints could be filed to the administrative court to annul “the move to by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi” to topple Morsi. Morsi said he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard and then held at a naval base the day before the military ...

Will Egypt stay sweet on al-Sisi in the long run? - USA TODAY
2013-10-29 21:28:23

"He saved the country from the Muslim Brothers," said sweet shop owner Bahira Galal of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose visage can be ordered on a sheet cake or on a batch of bright red balloons with the phrase "Long Live Egypt." Support appears solid ...

Abbas holds talks with Mansour, Fahmy and Al-Sisi - Daily News Egypt
2013-11-10 14:29:25

Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation Mahmoud Abbas met on Sunday with interim President Adly Mansour, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and Defence Minister General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. Abbas led a ... Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr ...

Morsi Accuses Egypt Military Chief of Treason - TIME
2013-11-13 12:34:20

In a message read by his lawyers, Morsi, who remains in prison and on trial, sought to rally his supporters by leveling the treason charge at Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Associated Press reports. Morsi said stability cannot ...

Morsi Claims He Was Kidnapped Before Being Removed By Army - Huffington Post
2013-11-13 13:04:17

Few details had previously emerged on Morsi's whereabouts since army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew him and announced plans for elections. Lawyer Mohamed Damati read on television what he said was a letter from the Islamist leader, who ...

Mursi says he was kidnapped before being removed by army - Cyprus Mail
2013-11-13 12:55:51

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Wednesday he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard and then held at a naval base the day before the military formally ousted him in July. Few details had previously emerged on Mursi's whereabouts since ...and more »

Egypt's Morsi to sue rulers over 'coup': lawyer - DAWN.com
2013-11-13 11:43:37

Damati also said complaints could be filed to the administrative court to annul “the move to by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi” to topple Morsi. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was removed from office by the army on July 3 after ...

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