Sisi poised to win presidency as Egyptians vote

May 26, 2014 12:43 PM

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Sisi poised to win presidency as Egyptians vote

CAIRO/SUEZ (Reuters) - Egyptians voted on Monday in an election expected to install army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, with supporters brushing aside concerns about political freedom and hailing him as the strong leader the country needs.

Three years after the historic uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the vote is set to restore a pattern of rule by men from the military after Sisi toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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