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Egypt sets date for fresh parliamentary elections

Egypt sets date for fresh parliamentary elections

Posted 22 February 2013, 22:42 AEST

To Egypt now where the President Mohammad Morsi has set the dates for Parliamentary elections - a move it's hoped will stabilise the country's transition to democracy.

 

The elections will begin on April the 27th and be held in four phases over a two month period.
 
Elections held 15 months ago were invalidated by the country's High Court after it ruled the electoral laws unconstitutional.
 
Protests against the Muslim Brotherhood Government have been continuing since President Morsi last year issued a decree giving himself unchecked powers similiar to those of Hosni Mubarek - the long-running dictator ousted in the 2010 Arab Spring uprising.
 
Tracee Hutchson spoke to Matt Bradley, Cairo Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: Matt Bradley, Cairo Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal

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