Egypt begins registration of presidential candidates
The registration process for Egypt's upcoming presidential election, the first since Hosny Mubarak's ousting, got underway on Saturday.
Registration will remain open until April 8, DPA reported.
A dozen of presidential hopefuls have already launched bids for the country's top post.
Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa and Abdul Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former senior figure in the influential Muslim Brotherhood group, are among the front-runners in the elections.
Polls are to be held on May 23-24, while the new president is to be announced on June 21, the elections commission said.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has been ruling Egypt since Mubarak's overthrow in February 2011, has pledged to hand over power to the elected president by July.