Presidential polls in Egypt at end of May
Egypt's first presidential elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran leader Hosni Mubarak a year ago will be held at the end of May, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily reported yesterday.
The report comes amid mounting pressure against the military rulers who took power after Mubarak's overthrow to cede power to civilian rule.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Local Development Mohammed Attiya told Al-Ahram that presidential elections will be held at the end of May but that the date would be set by the elections committee.
Presidential hopefuls will have three weeks starting March 10 to register their candidacy, after which there will be campaigning for 45 days, Attiya said.