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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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New Egypt president calls for stability in the country

The new president of Egypt has called on the country to "differ for the sake of our nation and not over it", during his acceptance speech at the Supreme court in Cairo.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, takes his oath of office at the Supreme Constitutional Court. Credit: Middle East State News Agency

Al-Sisi also thanked the outgoing interim president, before both men signed the "handover of power document" in the presence of dozens of local and foreign dignitaries.

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