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Nominations for president to start March 10: Egypt

(AP) / 19 February 2012

CAIRO - The head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court says that nominations for presidential candidates will open March 10 and last four weeks.

Farouq Sultan also says the date for the presidential election has not yet been set but that a decision is expected soon.

He said Sunday the vote will likely take place over one or two days, and vowed it will be held before the end of June.

That is in line with the current timetable set forward by Egypt’s military rulers.

Activists who are angry with the military’s handling of the country’s transition since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak last year are calling for early presidential elections, but the ruling generals still have the support of a broad spectrum of the Egyptian public.

 
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