Sunday, February 19, 2012

Egypt presidential election: Decision on date delayed

Egyptian election officials have failed to confirm the date of the first presidential election since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

An election commission briefing only expressed hope the process could be over by the end of May.

The commission chairman told local TV the problem lay in organising the expatriate vote.

Mr Mubarak stepped down on 11 February last year after 18 days of street protests in which hundreds were killed.

The military took over but has faced continuing unrest from protesters demanding an earlier transfer of power. Read More