Last updated: 3 June, 2014

Sisi calls on Egyptians to work for freedom and social justice

Egypt’s president-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged his countrymen to work to restore stability and achieve “freedom” and “social justice”, in a speech after he was declared winner of last week’s election.

Sisi’s appeal mirrored the slogan of the 2011 uprising that overthrew veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, with his critics warning that the retired field marshal could impose even more repressive government.