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Egypts Sisi starts third term

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Egypt's Sisi starts third term

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for his third term on Tuesday in the country's new capital, the largest of the mega-projects that have come to symbolize his rule while stretching the country's finances.

Egypt's Sisi starts third term

Speaking at the new parliament building, Sisi highlighted the challenges Egypt withstood in recent years while promising continued development, which many Egyptians say they feel excluded from, Reuters reported. 

"The past few years have shown that the path of nation-building is not paved with roses ... between terrorist attempts at home, sudden global crises abroad, fierce wars around us," Sisi told lawmakers and religious, government, and military officials.
Sisi swept to victory in an election last December with 89.6% of the vote and no serious challengers.