SpyLOG
18/4/2014 19:38
RIA Novosti

World

Egyptian Army to Hand Over Power May 24

Topic: Presidential elections in Egypt

Egyptian Military to Hand Over Power May 24
21:41 02/05/2012
CAIRO, May 2 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Cairo, Egypt

Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote on May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan said on Wednesday.

That will happen if the first round produces an outright winner, he said.

“The Military Council is looking forward to the presidential election,” he said.

With 13 candidates in the running none are expected to garner more than 50 percent in the May 23-24 vote, which is likely to go to a run-off in June.

At least eleven people were killed and dozens injured earlier on Wednesday during riots outside the Defense Ministry in the center of Cairo. One of the main demands of the protesters is the speedy transfer of power from military to civilian rule.

State power has been in the hands of the Military Council since long-serving president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February 2011.

 

  • Add to blog
  • Send to friend
  • Share

Add to blog

You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.

Publication code:

Preview:

RIA NovostiEgyptian Military to Hand Over Power May 24         Egyptian Army to Hand Over Power May 24

21:41 02/05/2012 Egypt's military is ready to hand over power to a new president after the first round of the vote on May 24, Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan said on Wednesday.>>

Send by e-mail

All fields are required!



Leave a comment

    Рейтинг@Mail.ru  Rambler's Top100
    © 2014  RIA Novosti
    Some material may be inappropriate for those under 18