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Moussa: Sisi will assume presidency in 'democratic way'

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, veteran Egyptian politician Amr Moussa says he supports Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi running for president and predicts that the Geneva II talks will not lead to a solution in Syria.
Amr Moussa, head of the assembly writing Egypt's new constitution, attends a vote at the Shura Council in Cairo December 1, 2013. The 50-member assembly voted on Sunday against an article requiring parliamentary elections to be held before presidential elections, raising uncertainty about the country's political transition timetable.  REUTERS/Stringer (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX15ZUN

In an interview with Al-Monitor just two days after the ratification of the new Egyptian constitution, Amr Moussa, an Egyptian politician who has assumed many key positions and has great influence in Egypt's foreign policy, said he would not run for president again because he is supporting Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

According to Moussa, Sisi is capable of achieving harmony between the presidency and the army. He also noted that the constitution will constitute a new chance to move forward from the transitional period and establish the third republic on the basis of democracy and a civil state. Moussa shed light on the weakness characterizing the role of Egypt within its regional surroundings, expecting the Geneva II talks, in which Egypt is taking part, not to reach a settlement for the Syrian crisis.

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