Egypt Sets a Date: Presidential Nominations to Start March 10
Farouk Sultan, head of Supreme Committee for Presidential Elections, announced that the committee will accept presidential nominations starting March 10.
Choosing March 10 goes back to “many legal and practical considerations”, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted Sultan as saying.
The ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) has been pressured to swiftly transfer power to an elected president and shorten the transitional phase.
The council stressed its commitment to transfer power and hold fair elections by the end of next June yet the recent protests led to a rise in demands for getting presidential elections sooner than planned. Nominations were previously planned to start on April 15.
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