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Army denies proposing presidential candidate

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Latest update : 2011-10-05

Egypt's military leader, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, denied rumours Wednesday that the military was planning to propose a presidential candidate in upcoming elections. The date for presidential elections has not been set.

REUTERS - Egypt’s military ruler said on Wednesday that the army would not propose a candidate in the presidential election, denying speculation that it may have a military nominee in mind.

In response to a question about a possible military nominee, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi told reporters in comments carried by state news agency MENA: « We should not waste time discussing rumours. »

Tantawi called on Egyptians to vote in upcoming elections.

Egypt starts voting in a parlimentary election on Nov. 28. It has not set a date for the presidential race, but analysts say it may not take place until the end of 2012 or the start of 2013.

Date created : 2011-10-05

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