Egypt's interim prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab
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Egypt interim prime minister: 'Elections will be fair'

21 May 2014 Last updated at 16:29 BST

Egyptians are due to vote in a presidential election next week, in the first vote since the military deposed President Mohammed Morsi last summer.

The former Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win - and assume the leadership of a country where the economy is stagnant, public debt is mounting and unemployment is soaring.

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil spoke to interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. She began by asking him about security ahead of the vote.