|The TV grab taken on Jan. 26 shows interim President Adli Mansour speaking during a televised speech. Egypt will hold the presidential elections before the parliamentary polls, interim President Adli Mansour said in a televised speech on Sunday. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)
CAIRO, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Egypt will hold the presidential elections before the parliamentary polls, interim President Adli Mansour said in a televised speech on Sunday.
The interim president said that during the national dialogues, the majority of the political parties and forces appealed for holding the presidential elections first.
The newly approved constitution allows the interim president to make amendments to a roadmap set forth by the military for the transitional period with regards to the order of holding the parliamentary and presidential elections.
49 killed in Saturday clashes across Egypt
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"The victims were killed in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Fayoum, Ismailia, Assiut, Beni Sweif and Menia," Ahmed Kamel, the health ministry's media spokesman told Xinhua. Full story
Egypt uproars while marking uprising anniversary
CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of Egyptian people flocked to iconic Tahrir Square in the capital city of Cairo, outside the presidential palace in Heliopolis and other parts of the country to stage celebrations marking the third anniversary of January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
"I am here in Tahrir today to express support for the army against terrorism," Ahmed al-Essawi, a university student, told Xinhua while waving a flag of Egypt among crowds of celebrators. Full story
Egyptians to mark uprising toppling ex-president Mubarak
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- On the eve of the third anniversary of January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, a lot of Egyptians are determined to stage mass celebrations on Saturday in defiance of security concerns, believing the police and the military would be able to protect them. Full story
Explosion kills 4 near police headquarters in Cairo
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed in a powerful explosion which rocked a police headquarters in downtown Cairo early Friday, according to the online edition of Al Ahram newspaper.
The blast, which occurred at the Cairo Security Directorate in the Bab El-Khalk District, also injured 51 people, smashed windows of nearby buildings, stripped off parts of their facades and caused damage to several cars. Full story