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Parliament elections to start on Nov. 28

CAIRO: Parliamentary election, the first since a popular revolt ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February, will start on November 28, the official MENA news agency reported on Tuesday. "The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has set November 28 as the start of the first stage of the parliamentary election, which will be held over …

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International election monitors not welcome, according to new parliament law

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Army council General Mamdouh Shahin said Wednesday that international monitoring of the impending legislative elections will not be allowed because Egypt “doesn’t accept guardianship from any country”, adding that this was an issue of national sovereignty. At a press conference announcing the final amendments to the Peoples’ Assembly and Shoura Council law …

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Election preparations to start Sept 18

By Marwa Awad and Omar Fahmy /Reuters CAIRO: Preparations for Egypt’s parliamentary elections will begin on Sept. 18 and the vote will be overseen by one of the country’s top judges, state TV and an army source said on Monday, citing the ruling military council. “The High Electoral Committee will begin its duties starting on Sept. …

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Parliament September polls delayed: state media

By AFP CAIRO: Egyptian parliamentary elections that were scheduled for September have been delayed until October or November, a military official told the MENA state news agency on Wednesday. “It has been decided to hold elections for the People’s Assembly and the Shoura Council next October or November,” MENA quoted the official as saying, in …

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Egyptian PM says elections will be in late September

By Reuters ABU DHABI: Egypt’s prime minister signaled his country’s parliamentary elections will be held in late September, during a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Some new political groups want the vote delayed, fearing the September date gives the upper hand to remnants of the disbanded former ruling party and the Muslim …

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Army says committed to September polls

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s ruling military council remains committed to holding parliamentary elections in September, despite mounting calls for a delay, a military source told AFP on Monday. “The military council insists on what it has already announced regarding (holding) elections at the end of September, in accordance with the result of a referendum” held …

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Calls grow in Egypt to delay elections

By Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: Calls are growing in Egypt for a delay of September’s parliamentary elections to give parties formed in the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster more time to organize. The push, which now has the prime minister’s backing, is aimed at keeping the well-organized Muslim Brotherhood from dominating the …

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Egypt PM hints at election delay amid nationwide debate

By Jailan Zayan /  AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s premier has said delaying a September parliamentary election would give parties more time to prepare, as the nation debates its political future with early polls seen likely to benefit Islamists. “Postponing the election would give the chance for a larger number of new political parties to develop,” said Prime …

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