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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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Tightened security in Egypt ahead of al-Sisi inauguration

Egypt has tightened security across its capital Cairo ahead of the inauguration ceremony of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Security forces have set up their patrols around the Koba Palace, the inauguration's venue, to ensure that everything goes well.

El-Sisi was declared the country's president last week after winning 96.6 percent of the presidential vote, beating the only other contender Hamdeen Sabahi.

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