Sunday, 8 June 2014

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Field Marshall Sisi sworn in as Egypt's new president

Egypt turns a new page as it inaugurates its first post-revolution president following the tumult of the Arab Spring

AbdulFattah el-Sissi, the former head of the Egyptian military, has been sworn in as president for a four-year term, taking the reins of power in a nation beset since 2011 by deadly unrest and economic woes.

The retired field marshal took the oath in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court broadcast live on television, almost a year since he overthrew Mohammed Morsi and unleashed a crackdown on the main Islamist factions.

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