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Interim president: Egypt to have 'elected' leader by June
Published Friday 14/03/2014 11:38
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CAIRO (AFP) -- Interim president Adly Mansour said Egypt will have an "elected" leader in two and a half months, in an interview published Friday by the state-owned Al-Ahram daily.

The presidential election is seen as a major milestone in a transitional road map outlined by the military-installed authorities for a return to democratic rule after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made no secret of his intention to stand in the election -- which is scheduled to be held sometime this spring -- but has yet to announce his candidacy officially.

Since he announced Morsi's ouster on July 3, Sisi has emerged as Egypt's most popular political figure and a nationalist icon, with supporters viewing him as a tough leader who can restore stability after three years of unrest following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

"I am telling you with all confidence that two and a half months from now Egypt will have an elected president and I will hand him the decision-making power," Mansour told Al-Ahram.

In January Egyptian voters approved by 98.1 percent a new constitution that grants the military extensive powers but lacks much of the Islamist-inspired wording of the 2012 charter adopted under Morsi.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president and the first civilian to hold the post, was ousted following massive street protests against his turbulent single year in power.
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1 ) Carlos / usa
14/03/2014 18:09
The military dictatorship in Egypt gives you the right to vote for the government approved candidates because opposition has been arrested. The Egyptian government will be a dictatorship even after they have an illegitimite election.

2 ) Mel / USA
15/03/2014 00:51
"...seen as a major milestone..."???HaHaHa! That's funny! A major milestone after the USG/Riyadh-backed COUP was pulled & another Mubarakite,militarist,puppet installed! NO,the "milestone" was achieved back when M/B was popularily elected by ordinary Egyptian citizens.But that wasn't the result D.C./Riyadh,T/Aviv wanted. Major milestone? Yes! In autocratic meddling by foreign entities to pull a COUP ON Arab democracy! No "Bread,Freedom&Justice"allowed in Egypt by colonial masters!
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