Egyptian authorities to outline powers for transition
Egyptian authorities were expected to outline on Wednesday the government's powers and laws that will govern parliamentary elections due in September, dpa reported.
It will take the form of a constitutional declaration, which supersedes the 1971 constitution, according to the newspaper al-Masry al-Youm.
This comes after Egyptians voted in a nationwide referendum for constitutional changes laying the groundwork for elections and the drafting of an entirely new constitution.
Earlier this week, the ruling Higher Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces confirmed that the controversial emergency law, in place for nearly three decades, will be removed ahead of the elections.
While the armed forces confirmed the parliamentary vote would take place, they did not schedule a presidential election.
The country's military rulers, who also outlined new procedures for the formation of political parties, have been in charge of the country since protests led to the ouster of president Hosny Mubarak last month.