Mansour: Egypt presidential elections will take place prior to parliamentary poll
"I have carried out several dialogues with political groups, which saw a majority in favour of holding presidential elections first," said Mansour, adding that he would be asking the Supreme Electoral Committee (SEC) to open the door for candidates in accordance with Article 230 of the newly approved national charter.
Mansour added that he would oversee the necessary amendments to the political rights and presidential election laws.
The post-Morsi roadmap stated that after a new constitution was approved, it was to be followed by parliamentary then presidential elections.
However, according to the new national charter it is up to Mansour to decide which election comes first, but the second poll must staged within six months of the ratification of the constitution.
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