Popular wave could lift Egypt army chief to office

ALTERNATE CROP - This undated 2006 photograph provided by the U.S. Army War College photo lab shows Egyptian Brig. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, in a group photo of the International Fellows class of 2006 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The head of Egypt’s military, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is riding on a wave of popular fervor that is almost certain to carry him to election as president. Unknown only two years ago, a broad sector of Egyptians now hail him as the nation’s savior after he ousted the Islamists from power, and the state-backed personality cult around him is so eclipsing, it may be difficult to find a candidate to oppose him if he runs. Still, if he becomes president, he faces the tough job of ruling a deeply divided nation that has already turned against two leaders. (AP Photo/U.S. Army War College photo lab)

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