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May 3, 2012 6:00 am

Egyptian Military May Hand Over Power May 24th if Presidential Election Produces Outright Winner

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Protestors outside Egyptian Parliament in February 2011. Photo: wiki commons.

Yahoo/Reuters – Egypt’s military might hand over to civilian rule earlier than planned in the unlikely event that this month’spresidential election¬†produces an outright winner, politicians said after meeting generals on Wednesday.

Few Egyptians expect anyone of the 13 candidates to secure more than 50 percent support in the May 23-24 vote, which is likely to go to a run-off in June. The army has pledged to hand over power to an elected president by July 1.

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