Egypt's Sisi hints at presidential run

Mar 04, 2014, 2:49 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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Though it has been assumed for some time that he will inevitably run for president, Egypt's Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi explicitly hinted at filing his candidacy at a graduation ceremony Tuesday, suggesting he can't turn his back on the majority that (likely) wants him. 

Background:

Egypt's Sisi gives clearest sign he will run for president [Reuters]