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.
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.
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.