Egyptian VP: Elections will be held late August or September


Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said Muslim Brotherhood has been invited to meet with the government, Egyptian state TV reported on Thursday.

Suleiman also said that he is meeting the representatives of Egyptian youth and other opposition parties in the coming two days. “Egypt faces a critical time following the protests,” he said.

“We cannot dissolve the parliament right now, time is limited,” said Suleiman.

The former intelligence chief, who was appointed as the country ‘s first ever vice president for decades last week, also told a state TV interview that the constitutional amendments about reducing presidential terms are due to made before president elections.

The presidential elections will be held late August or September, he said.

However, the amendments will require 70 days to pass, the vice president added.




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