Al-Sisi Sworn in as Egypt's President

    A supporter of of Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi kisses his picture and dances as he leaves after taking his oath of office in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 8, 2014. Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by the country's crackdown on dissent since he ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi last year. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3SQ9E

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    Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in on Sunday. In his speech, Sisi called for the development of freedom "in a responsible framework away from chaos." Notably but unsurprisingly absent from his speech was any mention of human rights or democracy. Sisi is responsible for overthrowing Egypt's first democratically-elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, last year. As a result, Western countries have been less than pleased by Sisi's path to power. State and private media praise Sisi while turning a blind eye to his human rights abuses, and in Tahrir Square, where the Arab Spring protests flourished, people wear t-shirts bearing Sisi's face. "Sisi does not enjoy legitimacy or support from the people," said a Mursi supporter from a town south of Cairo. "The election was a farce."

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