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Egypt interim PM backs army chief for president

Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said on Thursday he backed General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president, one of the highest-level endorsements for a widely expected presidential bid by the army chief.

 

Sisi, who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July after mass protests against his year-long rule, has yet to announce his candidacy for an election that could happen as soon as March or April. (Reuters)