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Report: Egypt president expected to call for elections in March
By REUTERS
01/18/2014
 

Egypt's president will announce that presidential elections will be held in March, in a statement expected to come hours after the final results of a constitutional referendum are made public on Saturday, a newspaper reported.

Al Tahrir newspaper quoted Essam Eddine Abdel Aziz, first deputy to the head of the State Council, as saying that President Adly Mansour will call on Egyptians to take part in presidential elections.

Abdel Aziz is also a member of the presidential and parliamentary election committee, which he said will start meeting on Sunday.

In December, a draft constitution was amended to allow a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls, indicating a potential change in a political transition plan announced by the army after it toppled Egypt's first freely-elected president in July.

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