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Egypt presidential election on May 23-24

AFP
29 February 2012 | Egypt
There will be no international monitoring of the presidential election, an official said.  By Mahmud Hams (AFP)
There will be no international monitoring of the presidential election, an official said. By Mahmud Hams (AFP)

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt will vote on May 23 and 24 for its first president since a popular uprising overthrew Hosni Mubarak a year ago, the head of the elections committee said on Wednesday.

Faruq Sultan told a media conference that Egyptians abroad will be allowed to cast their absentee ballots from May 11 to May 17.

Run-offs will be held on June 16 and 17 and the winner will be announced on June 21, he said, in keeping with a timetable set by the military rulers to hand power to an elected president before the end of June.

Sultan added that there would be no international monitoring of the presidential election, the first since an uprising in February 2011 ousted Mubarak, the country's dictator of 30 years, and left power in the hands of the military.

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