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Former army chief al-Sisi sworn in as Egypt's new president

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who claimed over 95% in Egypt's election, has been sworn in as the country's seventh president today.

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Ex-Egypt army chief Sisi to be sworn in as president

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be sworn in as the country's new president today after a landslide election win last month.

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) will be sworn in as Egypt's president today. Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency

Mr Sisi won over 96% of the vote which was held following the overthrowing of President Mohammed Morsi and his party the Muslim Brotherhood.

Areas around Cairo have reportedly seen an increase in security presence ahead of the inauguration ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court.

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