Egypt to Hold Early Elections

    In this image made from video broadcast on Egyptian State Television, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour speaks at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Egypt's interim president says he is amending the country's transitional plan to allow for presidential elections before parliamentary polls. According to Egypt's new constitution, the presidential vote is to be held before the second half of April, 2014. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)


    Following a weekend of violence, Egypt's interim president announced on Sunday that the country will hold presidential elections before parliamentary polls, an amendment to the country's transitional plan. The country's military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who overthrew Islamist President Mohammad Morsi, is expected to run. Government-sponsored rallies this weekend celebrated the third anniversary of the start of Egypt's 2011 revolution, but violence still plagues the country. 49 died in clashes on Sunday.

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