Egypt parliament vote to be held on time, politician says

November 22, 2011 18:08

CAIRO - Egypt's army has agreed to hold a parliamentary election on schedule, with voting to start as planned on Nov. 28, a politician who met the military for talks on Tuesday said.

Violence during protests that had demanded an end to military rule had cast doubt on the timing of the vote.

"Parliamentary elections will be held on time on Nov. 28. That is what we agreed on," Emad Abdel Ghafour, head of ultra-conservative Nour (Light) party, told Reuters after the meeting.

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