Elections postponed (ASMAA WAGUIH/Reuters)

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12 July, 2011
While most of the protests against the military regime were angry at the slow pace of change, in July thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square demanded that one aspect of the transition be delayed - the planned parliamentary elections. They argued that plans to hold elections as soon as September would unfairly advantage established political parties that already existed under Mubarak's regime, denying new parties that had formed since the revolution the chance to organise. Military leaders eventually acknowledged that the elections may need to be delayed.