Egypt elections to take place within six months of ratification

Egypt has approved a new draft constitution that opens the way for a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls.

The new draft says elections must take place no more than six months from the date of its ratification.

This marks a potential change to the political plan outlined by the army when it deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. The original roadmap stated parliamentary elections must come first.

The new draft avoids stipulating which should take place first. The change was announced by former Arab League Secretary-General and chairman of Egypt’s 50-member constituent assembly, Amr Moussa. The draft must now be put to a referendum.

 

Source : cctv news

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