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Egypt's Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

This is the general who ousted Egypt's first freely elected leader. Now Abdel Fattqah al-Sisi has announced he's resigned as chief of the military to run for president himself. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FORMER FIELD MARSHALL ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI SAYING: "Today, I stand before you in my military uniform for the last time for I have decided to retire my role as the Army's Chief Field Marshal and as Minister of Defense. I have spent my whole life as a soldier serving this country and serving its hopes and aspirations and so I will continue. This is a very significant moment for me - the first time I wore the military uniform was in 1970 as 15-year cadet in the Air Force High School, almost 45 years ago. I am honoured of wearing this uniform for defending my country. These recent years of our nation's history have conclusively shown that no one can become president of this nation against the will of the people or short of their support. Never can anyone force Egyptians to vote

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