Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi [1] (born Cairo, 19 November 1954), is the President of Egypt. He was elected President in May 2014.

Sisi was Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt from 16 July 2013 - 26 March 2014. He was Minister of Defence from 12 August 2012 until 26 March 2014. Sisi ran for President in 2014, and won. He has supported fighting radical Islam while President. He is also well known for negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.

Sisi was appointed defense minister by Mohamed Morsi in 2012. After Sisi began to crack down on opposition in Egypt, protests broke out. In 2013, with the support of the military and Sisi, Morsi was ousted in Egypt's second revolution in the past three years.

Sisi graduated from the Egyptian Military Academy in 1977 with a diploma in military sciences [2] and was an Army officer for more than 30 years. He was voted TIME Magazine's Person of the Year in 2013 by the public, but lost to Pope Francis for the official title.[3]

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