Egypt’s Military Says Presidential Vote on Schedule, Ahram Says

Egypt’s presidential elections will be held as scheduled on May 23, the state-run Al-Ahram reported today, citing Major-General Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the ruling military council.

Separately, an unidentified military official said the elections would be held irrespective of whether the new constitution was completed before the vote, the paper reported The official also said the military was committed to the handover of power to a civilian elected government by the end of June, Al-Ahram reported.

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