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Egypt to Vote in March; Presidential Polls in Summer

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Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Reuters – Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Friday Egypt would hold parliamentary elections between February and March, followed by presidential polls in early summer, and that the political arm of ousted President Mohamed Mursi’s banned Muslim Brotherhood could take part.

Fahmy’s comments provided the most specific timeline yet for the end of the interim army-backed government and a return to electoral politics in the Arab world’s most populous country, which since Mursi’s ouster on July 3 has seen some of the worst violence in its modern history.

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