About Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:
Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is the sixth and incumbent President of Egypt, in office since June 2014. As chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Sisi ousted President Mohammed Morsi amidst an uprising in 2013, launching a bloody crackdown that left 1,400 dead and 16,000 detained. Sisi installed an interim government and remained as Minister of Defence in addition to becoming First Deputy Prime Minister. On 26 March 2014 he resigned from the military announcing he would stand as a candidate in the 2014 presidential election. Held between 26 and 28 May, the election included only one opponent, was boycotted by most political parties and the Muslim Brotherhood, and resulted in Sisi winning the presidency with more than 93% of the vote. Sisi was sworn into office as President of Egypt on 8 June 2014.