The military announced it had accepted the resignation of deputy prime minister Yehia el-Gamal,
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) acknowledged for the first time that a delay in elections might be necessary.
“Procedures for a parliamentary election will begin in September, possibly the middle of the month. That will involve registration of candidates, Then there will be a campaigning period … This could take the voting till after September, possibly November.”
Egypt’s first democratic parliamentary elections look set to be postponed until November, amid a growing standoff between the ruling military council and protesters who believe their revolution is being betrayed.