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Egypt military head attracts a cult following

Campaigns aim to persuade General Sisi, who oversaw crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters, to run for president.

Last Modified: 28 Sep 2013 18:03
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The head of Egypt's military is the focus of a number of campaigns that want him to run for president.

General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi oversaw the July 3 military move that toppled democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, as well as the subsequent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters that led to more than a thousand people being killed.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo, who is not being named for security reasons, reports.

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