Demonstrators take part in a protest against the government of Egypt on March 27, 2014 outside of the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN)
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The United States vowed Thursday it was not backing any particular candidate in upcoming Egyptian elections, with Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi strongly favored to win.Sisi earlier ditched his military fatigues and resigned as Egypt's defense minister, a day after announcing he would stand for president.For the fourth time this week, the State Department condemned the "shocking verdicts" handed down against 529 Morsi supporters, who were sentenced to death for August 2013 violence.The United States routinely criticizes the Egyptian regime installed by the army after last year's arrest and overthrow of Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president following his 2012 win at the polls.In response to the crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters, Washington has partially suspended its $1.5 billion yearly aid package to Cairo.
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