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Sisi sworn in as Egypt president

English.news.cn   2014-06-08 16:21:26            

CAIRO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el- Sisi was sworn in at the Supreme Constitutional Court as Egypt's new president, nearly one year after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The 59-year-old Field Marshal defeated his rival leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahy in the three-day polls held in late May with 96.91 percent of the votes.

"I swear by God the Almighty that I will sincerely protect the republican order and that I fully respect the constitution and the rule of law and completely take care of people's interests, preserve the nation's integrity and safety of its lands," Sisi said in the inauguration ceremony.

Thousands of security forces and police sealed off routes leading to the court.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the rulers of Kuwait and Bahrain and many other country leaders and representatives from international organizations will later attend a reception at Cairo 's Ittihadiya Presidential Palace.

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