Egypt's army hastens end of parliamentary election

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Posted: Jan 01, 2012 1:24 PM
Egypt's army hastens end of parliamentary election

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army rulers issued a decree on Sunday to hasten the conclusion of parliamentary elections after pressure grew for a quicker handover to civilian control.

Final run-offs to the assembly's upper house will end on February 22 instead of March 12 as previously planned, the ruling military council said in a statement, and the house will hold its first sitting on February 28.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad; Writing by Tom Pfeiffer; Editing by Kevin Liffey)