Egypt presidential vote starts May 23

Egypt`s presidential election will be held over two days starting May 23, the state election committee said.

Cairo: Egypt`s presidential election will be held over two days starting May 23, the state election committee said on Wednesday, as the country`s military rulers prepare to hand power to civilians after last year`s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

A run-off vote will take place on June 16 and 17 and final results will be released on June 21, the committee`s head Farouk Soltan told reporters.

The military has faced street protests and widespread demands that it hand power to civilians sooner than the end-June deadline that it had set itself.
Bureau Report