The first round of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections will be held on 23 and 24 May, with final results to be announced on 21 June, the Supreme Committee for Presidential Elections announced at a Wednesday press conference. The voting period for Egyptians overseas will be earlier, from 11 to 17 May. Voters abroad, however, must register to vote between 5 March and 4 April via an official government website set to be launched on 3 March.
Unless one candidate secures more than 50 per cent of the vote in the first round, the elections will be held in two rounds. In that case the two winners of the first round of polling will be announced within three days of the vote. A run off between these two candidates who secured the most votes in the first round, will then take place on 16 and 17 June; for Egyptians overseas from 3 to 9 June.
The period for registering presidential candidacies will begin on 8 March, with the
final list of candidates to be announced on 26 April. Candidates will have from 30 April to 20 May to wage their campaigns.