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  7/21/2011, Tammuz 19, 5771

Egyptian Military Rulers Set Election Rules


Egypt's military governors on Thursday unveiled rules under which national elections will be held. The elections will be held by the end of the year, most likely to be delayed from their original late September date, in order to enable parties to prepare properly, military officials said.

At a news conference, , General Mamdouh Shaheen, head of the country's ruling military council, said that the elections for the upper and lower houses of parliament would be held in three stages, with winners declared on a mixed system combining a party list and single-seat vote. The elections will be fair and transparent, Shaheen said, adding that “the army’s role during the elections will be to provide security only. Only the judiciary will monitor.”