An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV on January 26, 2014, shows Egypt interim president Adly Mansour giving a speech in Cairo.
An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV on January 26, 2014, shows Egypt interim president Adly Mansour giving a speech in Cairo.

Egypt will hold presidential elections before parliamentary polls, interim President "Adly Mansour" said today, a change to the political timetable that could see army chief General "Abdel Fattah al-Sisi" elected as head of state within months.

Parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the roadmap agreed after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against his rule.

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