Timeline for Egypt elections

Last updated 09:54 02/12/2013

Relevant offers

Africa

Fear spreads as Ebola hits cities Lesotho PM says army staged coup Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic Drug found to cure Ebola in monkeys raises hope Ebola cases may exceed 20,000 Air France suspend flights to Ebola nations Kiwi nurses on Ebola front line in Sierra Leone Claim town seized by Boko Haram Nigeria draws on polio mistakes to contain Ebola Ebola: 'unrelated' outbreak claims two lives in Congo

A draft Egyptian constitution approved on Sunday (local time) says elections must take place no more than six months from the date of its ratification and opens the way for a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls.

This marks a potential change to the political road map outlined by the army when it deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, which stated that parliamentary elections must come first. The amended provision avoids stipulating which should take place first.

The change was announced by former Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa, chairman of the 50-member constituent assembly, as it completed its final draft on Sunday. The draft must be put to a referendum.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content