A defaced poster of presidential candidates in Cairo, Egypt
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Egypt's presidential elections: What you need to know

17 May 2012 Last updated at 18:39 BST

Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential elections since the January 2011 uprising take place on 23-24 May.

The election will see the transfer of power from the military, which has been in charge since the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak, in favour of a civil government.

A total of 13 candidates from all over the political spectrum are in the running.

BBC Arabic's Ahmed Maher explains what kind of presidential system Egypt is likely to have.