Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi (born Cairo, 19 November 1954) has been the President of Egypt since June 2014. el-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 when he retired from the Army. el-Sisi ran for President in May 2014, and won against Hamdeen Sabahi. He has supported fighting radical Islam while President. He is also well known for negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.
el-Sisi graduated from the Egyptian Military Academy in 1977 with a diploma in military sciences and was an Army officer for more than 30 years. He is married to Entissar Amer.
el-Sisi was appointed defense minister by Mohamed Morsi in 2012. After Morsi began to crack down on opposition in Egypt, protests broke out. In 2013, with the support of the military and el-Sisi, Morsi was ousted in Egypt's second revolution in three 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.
In 2019 and 2020, el-Sisi was the Chairperson of the African Union.
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- ↑ Al-awsat, Asharq. "Middle-east Arab News Opinion". aawsat.com.