Egypt’s president is sworn in for a 3rd 6-year time period

Egypt’s president is sworn in for a 3rd 6-year time period

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi gestures throughout a joint press convention with French President Emmanuel Macron in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 25, 2023

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President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt was sworn in for a 3rd six-year time period on Tuesday after being re-elected in a December vote wherein he confronted no severe challengers.

El-Sissi took the oath of workplace earlier than parliament, which convened within the new administrative capital within the desert exterior Cairo.

Egypt which has lately reached a cope with the IMF, grapples with an financial disaster, and has seen its greenback revenues from Suez Canal are decline in comparison with final 12 months after assaults on ships by Yemen’s Houthis rebels within the Pink Sea.

El-Sissi gained 89.6% of the vote within the December election, with turnout of 66.8% greater than 67 million registered voters. He ran towards three just about unknown opponents.

The vote was overshadowed by the Israel-Hamas warfare in Gaza on Egypt’s jap border, which has threatened to develop into wider regional turmoil.

El-Sissi overthrew democratically elected Islamist Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and proceeded to win his first election the next 12 months.

He was reelected in 2018. A 12 months later, constitutional amendments, handed in a common referendum, added two years to el-Sissi’s second time period, and allowed him to run for a 3rd, six-year time period.

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