Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dance on the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Mussa Mustapha Mussa, who heads Egypt's liberal Al-Ghad party that backs President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, told AFP Monday before nominations closed that he will contest the presidential election.Last week, media reports said Sayed El-Badawi, leader of the old liberal Al-Wafd party, was a potential candidate.But he withdrew on Saturday and announced his backing for Sisi.In the 2014 election, the official results showed that Sisi had secured 96.9 percent of the votes.
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