Egypt's military chief Sisi to contest presidency
26 March 2014 Last updated at 20:53 GMT
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.
The field marshal led the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in July following mass opposition protests.
The BBC's Orla Guerin reports that Mr Sisi enjoys the support of the state institutions, and is likely to win a presidential election.