Egypt election preparations to start Sept. 18

July 18, 2011 18:14

CAIRO - Preparations for Egypt's parliamentary elections will begin on September 18 and the vote will be overseen by one of the country's top judges, state TV and an army source said on Monday, citing the ruling military council.

"The High Electoral Committee will begin its duties starting on September 18 and will be headed by the president of the appeals court in Cairo," the army source told Reuters. The court's president is Abdel Moez Ibrahim.

The source did not say what the election preparations would entail, but earlier this month another army source said it would start with candidate registrations followed by an official campaigning period.

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