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Egypt's interim president to give speech ahead of presidential elections

Egyptians are expected to cast their ballots across the country Monday and Tuesday, as part of the political roadmap that included the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi

MENA, Ahram Online, Sunday 25 May 2014
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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour (Photo:Reuters)
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Egyptian Interim President Adly Mansour is scheduled to give a televised speech Sunday ahead of the country's presidential elections, state-owned media agency MENA reported.

Mansour was head of Egypt's High Constitutional Court before taking up the interim presidency following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.

Egyptians are expected to cast their ballots across the country Monday and Tuesday, fulfiling the next steps in the political roadmap announced by then-Defence Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Morsi's removal.

El-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi are the only two contenders in the presidential race. El-Sisi is expected to win by a landslide.

Egyptian expats already cast their ballots 15-19 May. Out of 318,033 votes, El-Sisi won 296,628 (94.5 percent), while Sabahi got 17,207 (5.5 percent). Invalid votes totalled 4,198.

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