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Egypt Interim PM Backs Army Chief For President

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January 23, 2014 AT 4:41 AM
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 Mursi 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. He enjoys broad support among Egyptians who rallied against Mursi's rule.