Egypt's parliamentary poll will not be delayed by Sinai attacks: official



Egyptian Local Development Minister Adel Labib said on Monday that the attacks in North Sinai will not delay the timing of parliamentary elections, the state-owned daily Ahramonline reported.

Last Friday, a series of deadly attacks carried out by militants in Sinai killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers and wounded dozens. In the wake of the attack, Egypt declares a state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula.

The Egyptian official also told reporters that provincial elections would take place after the parliamentary poll, which would be held by the end of this year.

The parliamentary vote is the third and last step in a political roadmap set after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Enditem