People walk past a banner for Egypt's army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in downtown Cairo, March 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to make a statement shortly, the military said, after a meeting of top brass at which he was expected to resign to run for president.During the meeting, Mansour promoted army chief of staff Lieutenant General Sedki Sobhi, who is expected to replace Sisi as armed forces chief, to the rank of general, military officials said.Sisi is easily the country's most popular political figure after he overthrew the freely elected but divisive Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.
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