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Egyptian military to speed up handover of power

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Egyptian military to speed up handover of power


Egypt’s ruling military council has agreed to form a national salvation government, as protests continue in Cairo.

According to politicians who met the army on Tuesday, presidential elections will also be held before July next year.

Under the previous army timetable, the vote may not have happened until late 2012 or 2013.

The army is said to have agreed to form the salvation government “within days.”

The developments come after four days of bloody protests, with demonstrators demanding a much swifter handover of power from military to civilian rule.

The latest clashes between protesters and police have left at least 26 people dead and around 1,700 injured.

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