Egyptian voters started casting their ballots Monday across the country in the first presidential election following the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt`s military chief and Defence Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi will run for president`s post, Amr Moussa, head of the country`s constitutional panel, said Tuesday after meeting Sisi.
While the first round of voting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, a run off will follow on June 16, 17, if any single candidate fails to win an outright majority.
Egypt`s Higher Administrative Court overturned lower court`s decision to suspend the prez polls, which meant the historic vote will go as scheduled.
Millions of Egyptians tuned into the debate between presidential frontrunners Amr Moussa and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Futoh.
Amr Moussa said Egypt needed a president with lobbying skills to work effectively with the Islamist-dominated Parliament.
Hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators briefly blocked a main Cairo bridge to back their call for an end to military rule.
Amr Moussa has hailed Turkey for challenging Israel following May 31 raid.
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