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ElBaradei: Egypt transition 'stupid'

15 June 2012 Last updated at 14:45 BST

Egypt is set to vote for a president amid uncertainty over both the constitution and the elected parliament.

Nobel peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, who was widely expected to stand in the Presidential election, told The World at One that the political situation in the country was "a total mess".

Whoever wins the vote will be "a president with imperial powers" he said, adding that the political process was "the stupidest transition in history".