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Wednesday March 26, 2014 MYT 8:55:02 PM
Wednesday March 26, 2014 MYT 8:56:27 PM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with military leaders on Wednesday to say he was resigning as defence minister so he can run for the presidency, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
Quoting a military source, Al-Ahram said Sisi was expected to announce the decision in a broadcasted statement. Sisi, who deposed President Mohamed Mursi last year after mass protests against Mursi's rule, is widely expected to win the election.
(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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