June 9, 2014 By

Al Sissi Inaugurated in Office

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After claiming a massive victory in the recently held presidential election, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi was inaugurated on Sunday as the president of Egypt. His election was under scanner, held as it was in the aftermath of ousting the democratically elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi, of sentencing Muslim Brotherhood activists to death and many other restrictions.

Sissi took the oath of office Sunday at Egypt’s Supreme Court, as the country’s top justices, government officials and foreign dignitaries looked on. He will serve a four-year term.

Security in Cairo was extra tight, with armored personnel carriers and tanks positioned in strategic locations as Sissi, 59, spoke to foreign dignitaries after a 21-gun salute at Cairo’s main presidential palace.

“The time has come to build a more stable future,” said Sissi, the sixth Egyptian leader with a military background.

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