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Egypt's interim president: Presidential poll can come before planned parliamentary election
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:25 PM EST
Egypt's interim president says a presidential election can come before a planned parliamentary poll in the country without violating a military-backed road map following the July 3 coup.
Backers of the road map have pushed for electing a president first amid continued opposition from Morsi supporters to the current government.
Interim President Adly Mansour had set the timetable in July, calling for a referendum on constitutional amendments first, then parliamentary elections within two months before a vote for the president. The constitution vote is set for Jan. 14-15.
Adly said Sunday it wouldn't violate the plan to hold a presidential vote first.