Egypt Stalls Election Decision

Experts fear military could be against civilian rule
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2012 1:56 AM CST
Egypt Stalls Election Decision
An Egyptian student shouts anti-military slogans during a protest as part of a general strike in Cairo University, Egypt, last week.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Hosni Mubarak stepped down just over a year ago, but Egypt still shows few signs of a presidential election on the horizon. An election commission was supposed to announce a timetable, but even that has been delayed—officially because of problems organizing voting procedures for Egypt's expatriates. Nominations for the presidency were supposed to be announced next month, with the first round of voting in early June, and run-offs in late June. However, many observers think the continued delays mean the military is resisting a return to civilian rule, reports the BBC. (Read more Egypt stories.)

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