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Egypt’s presidential election to follow a constitutional referendum

Arab World Materials 6 October 2011 15:01
Egypt’s presidential election to follow a constitutional referendum
Egypt’s presidential election to follow a constitutional referendum

Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 6 / Trend E.Kosolapova

This week, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) military announced its decision to hold presidential elections in Egypt following aconstitutional referendum, Al Ahram reported.

According to the documents published online by the SCAF, a maximum of six months will then be given for the formation of a provisional assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution.

An additional six months will then be given for assembly members to draft the constitution.

The decision, reached at a meeting between SCAF and representatives of 13 political parties, contradicts a SCAF-issued constitutional declaration adopted in March, which stated that presidential polls would be held until next year following parliamentary elections, in advance of the drafting of a new national charter.

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