Egypt army signals willingness to hand over power

By REUTERS
May 2, 2012 17:35

 
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CAIRO - Egypt's military might hand over to civilian rule earlier than planned in the unlikely event that this month's presidential election produces an outright winner, politicians said after meeting generals on Wednesday.

Few Egyptians expect anyone of the 13 candidates to secure more than 50 percent support in the May 23-24 vote, which is likely to go to a run-off in June. The army has pledged to hand over power to an elected president by July 1.

Political party leaders met members of the ruling military council hours after 11 people were killed when armed men attacked anti-army protesters near Cairo's Defense Ministry.

"Now we are studying how to end the violence. Today the military council said it would hand power over on May 24 if there is an outright win in the presidential election," Ahmed al-Fadali, head of the Democratic Peace Party, told reporters, echoing comments by other politicians after the meeting.

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