Mideast Egypt

Mideast Egypt

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, a woman holds a poster of Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi with an Arabic that reads, “we authorize you,” as she stands at the foundation for a future memorial to protesters killed in the country’s uprising more than two-and-a-half years of turmoil, after it was damaged in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s military chief is looking for a strong turnout in next week’s nationwide constitutional referendum as a mandate on whether he should run for president, senior officials tell the AP. The popular general who ousted President Mohammed Morsi and ordered a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be disappointed as his Islamist foes have promised a boycott and mass demonstrations raising fears of violence that are likely to keep voters at home.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)