Egypt to Hold Presidential Election on May 23-24

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Egypt will hold its presidential election on May 23-24, Farouk Sultan, the head of the county’s election commission, said on Wednesday.

Egypt will hold its presidential election on May 23-24, Farouk Sultan, the head of the county’s election commission, said on Wednesday.

Farouk, who is also the chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court, said the second round of the election, if necessary, will be held on June 16-17 and the results will be announced on June 21.

The registration of the candidates starts on March 10 and the election campaigns begin on April 30 to last for 21 days, he added.

Last March Egyptians approved constitutional changes that will allow Egypt's military rulers to move swiftly toward elections.

The changes ease requirements for independent candidates seeking the presidency, restore full judicial supervision for elections, limit the presidency to two four-year terms (currently, there is no limit), and stipulate a public referendum for any state of emergency that lasts longer than six months

Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11, 2011 after two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule. The protests left more than 360 people dead and about 5,500 injured.

 

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