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        1/27/2014, Shevat 26, 5774

      Egypt Announces Early Presidential Elections


      Egypt on Sunday announced early presidential elections likely to anoint the general who overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

      AFP reported that the country’s interim president Adly Mansour announced the elections in a televised address, a day after 49 people died in clashes between Islamist protesters and police and thousands rallied in support of military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.