Egypt army chief Sisi says will run for president: Kuwaiti paper

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Posted: Feb 05, 2014 6:03 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he will run for president, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Thursday.

Al-Seyassah quoted Sisi as saying that he had no alternative but to meet the demands of the Egyptian people for him to run in the elections. Presidential elections in Egypt are due within six months.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)