Egyptians queued to vote on a new constitution to support the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The poll is turning out to be a show of support for defense minister General Abdel Fattah al Sisi, who could be the next president.
The Egyptian election commission has announced that presidential elections are to take place in March. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is widely expected to run again. But will it be a one-horse race?
The group had allegedly planned to kill Sisi in two separate conspiracies. Prosecutors have give no details on how the plots were foiled.
Moussa Mustafa Moussa, the head of Egypt's liberal Ghad party, is set challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in March's presidential election. Moussa's candidacy is not expected to dent el-Sissi's chances of victory.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
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