Cairo: Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term in the office on Saturday after his landslide victory in the Presidential elections held in March.
President Sisi expressed gratitude towards the citizens of Egypt and said he will seek to achieve genuine political and economic development, the Anadolu Agency reported.
“I will be a president for all Egyptians who agree with me and who don’t. No one will be excluded from this except those who choose violence, terrorism, and extremism to impose their will,” Al-Sisi said in a speech to parliament after taking the oath.
Sisi won the elections with a brute majority, amassing a massive 92 percent vote share, while his only challenger and al-Ghad Party Chief Moussa Mostafa Moussa was able to get only three percent of vote share.
The oath-taking ceremony was the first one for Egypt since 2005 when former autocrat Hosni Mubarak was sworn in after the country’s first multi-candidate election. (ANI)