VP Suleiman: Egypt to review last election


Egypt’s new vice president, Omar Suleiman (right), has just spoken on state TV and announced that the new government will review whether elections last year were legitimate.

Suleiman, a controversial former intelligence chief whom Mubarak appointed Saturday as part of his new government, said the review would be part of a “dialogue” for constitutional changes that Mubarak had asked him to undertake with all political parties.

The constitutional amendments include easing restrictions on those who are eligible to stand in presidential election.

“The president has asked me today to immediately hold contacts with the political forces to start a dialogue about all raised issues that also involve constitutional and legislative reforms in a form that will result in clear proposed amendments and a specific timetable for its implementation,” Suleiman said in a televised address.”