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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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