Egypt calls early presidential election as violence spreads

By Reuters | Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:08 PM

By Asma Alsharif and Shadia Nasralla

CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential vote before parliamentary polls, President Adly Mansour said on Sunday, in a change to a political roadmap that could pave the way for the swift election of army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Parliamentary elections were supposed to be held first under the timetable drawn up after the army overthrew ...

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