Egypt's Sisi to stay on as defense minister

Feb 26, 2014, 1:09 PM EST
Egypt's Minister of Defense, First Deputy Prime Minister and likely presidential candidate, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in Novo-Ogaryovo residence on February 13, 2014 near Moscow, Russia.
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Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sis, who was thought to be days away from making his long-rumored presidential candidacy official, will instead remain on a while longer as defense minister, at least until election laws are finalized.

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Egypt's Sisi to stay on as defense minister: source [Reuters]