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Egypt unrest: Interim leader outlines election timetable
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:23:54 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23236534

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Egypt's interim leader has outlined his timetable for new elections, amid continuing unrest in the country.

Adly Mansour's decree envisages changes to the Islamist-drafted constitution and a referendum, which would pave way the way for elections early next year.

This comes as at least 51 people were killed in the capital Cairo.

The Muslim Brotherhood says its members were fired on at a sit-in for ousted President Mohammad Morsi. The army says it responded to an armed provocation.

Adly Mansour's transition timeline

    Panel formed within 15 days to review constitution
    Constitutional amendments to be finalised and put to referendum in four months
    Parliamentary elections to be held by early 2014
    Presidential elections to be called once new parliament convenes


Mr Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first freely elected leader, was removed from office by the army last week after mass protests.

His supporters accuse the military of staging a coup, but his opponents say the move is the continuation of the revolution that deposed President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
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Mr Mansour issued the decree late on Monday

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Looks reasonable, on the face of it. I especially like the referendum on the constitution - gives people a say. Might even be enough to tone down the rioting slightly.
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Re: Egypt unrest: Interim leader outlines election timetable
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 01:05:32 PM »
It does look reasonable...therefore the MB will not want it.



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