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Egypt's Interim President Announces Stepped-Up Election Timetable

  • Aired: 1/9/2013
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A temporary calm among supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi a day after 51 people were killed when troops fired on demonstrators protesting against his ousting. Under pressure to deliver a rapid timetable to restore democracy, Adli Mansour, the judge named head of state by the army when it brought down Morsi last week, has decreed that a parliamentary vote would be held in about six months. That vote would be followed by a presidential election.

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