Egypt's President Sisi says he will stand for re-election
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday that he will be a candidate in a presidential election due to take place in March.
"I announce to you in the honesty and transparency which we are used to... my candidacy for the post of president of the republic," Sisi said at a conference in Cairo, broadcast live on state television.
Sisi is widely expected win in the first round, which is to be held March 26-28.
Campaigning begins on February 24 and will last until March 23.