Egypt's interim president issues timetable for elections

Egypt's interim president, Adli Mansour, has issued a swift plan of the process of changing the constitution and setting parliamentary and presidential elections for early 2014.

Under the constitutional declaration drafted late last night, the following timetable was set out:

  • Two new committees will be appointed to work out amendments to the Islamist-drafted constitution controversially passed by ousted president Morsi
  • A referendum on the new document will be held within four months
  • Elections for a new parliament will be held two months after that - around mid February.
  • Once the new parliament convenes it will have a week to set up new presidential elections