Egypt: Sisi mania: Egypt prepares for presidential bid announcement

Al Hag Asaad, 62, a street vendor selling Abdel Fattah al-Sisi themed souvenirs, shows a fake 50 Egyptian pound with a picture of al-Sisi at a bazaar in Tahrir square in central Cairo, March 13, 2014

Egypt is pushing ahead with an army-backed plan for political transition, with presidential and parliamentary elections due to take place within months. Sisi is widely expected to announce his presidential bid and win easily.

People walk past a huge banner for Egypt’s army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in front of the High Court of Justice in downtown Cairo, March 13, 2014

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