Egypt's military rulers refute reports on contesting elections
The head of Egypt's ruling military council, Hussein Tantawi, Wednesday denied media reports that a military candidate will run for the country's presidency, state television reported.
"These are rumours, which should not be taken seriously. We should not waste time on discussing rumours," Tantawi said in Cairo, DPA reported.
Although no exact date has been set for the presidential elections, more than 30 people have already disclosed plans to run for the country's top job.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has been in control of Egypt since former president Hosny Mubarak was forced to step down in February.