Sisi urges big vote in Egyptian election; Islamists urge boycott




 
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Sisi urges big vote in Egyptian election; Islamists urge boycott
 
April 28th, 2014  
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Sisi urges big vote in Egyptian election; Islamists urge boycott
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday called for a big turnout in a presidential election he is expected to win easily, countering a call for a boycott by allies of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. Sisi, who deposed Mursi after mass protests against his rule last July, faces only one competitor in the May 26-27 election - leftist Hamdeen Sabahi. He came third in the 2012 election won by Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Sisi called on Egyptians to vote in "unprecedented numbers for the sake of Egypt", according to an official statement outlining comments he made during a meeting on Sunday with investors in the tourism industry.




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