Egypt Parliament OKs presidential election amendment
The Egyptian Parliament on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment allowing more than one candidate to participate in the presidential elections. The amendment was proposed by President Husni Mubarak, following many calls for domestic reforms.
According to AFP, Speaker Fathi Surur declared that 405 members of the People's Assembly voted in favour of the changes and that two abstained.
The Egyptian presidential elections are scheduled to be held in September.