Egypt's first parliamentary election since the fall of president Hosni Mubarak will be conducted in September, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) confirmed on Monday.
A date for a presidential election had yet to be set, General Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the military council said.
Egypt will lift emergency laws before the parliamentary elections in September, the SCAF said.
The SCAF assumed power following the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, after two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule. The councial plans to relinquish power to a civilian government once a presidential election is held.
Parliamentary elections will be in September, Shaheen said. We have said before that parliamentary or presidential polls will not be held while emergency law is still in force, he said.
Meanwhile, Mubarak and his family are under house arrest in Egypt, the SCAF said in a statement on its official Facebook page. Local media reports had claimed that Mubarak traveled to Saudi Arabia to get treatment for pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Tabuk.