Egypt is braced for a showdown between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood as the electoral commission delayed announcing the election winner.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is in a coma on life support in Cairo after suffering a stroke in prison, but officials deny reports that he is clinically dead.
A majority of Egyptians have backed a controversial charter in a two-round referendum. This according to ruling Islamists and official media.
While Egypt's secular activists were outflanked in the parliamentary elections by Islamists, they are ready for heavy battle with military leadership.
Police fired tear gas and birdshot at protesters, as anger at Egypt's ruling military boiled over after 74 people died in football-related violence.
Protesters and police have fought pitched battles at security headquarters as deadly clashes raged into a fourth day after Egypt's deadly soccer riot.
Egypt's caretaker premier has named a new Cabinet with increased powers to tackle worsening crime and a sliding economy.
Deadly clashes have broken out in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the second day running, kicking off a violent countdown to elections.
Egypt's army has massed troops and carried out arrests to quell deadly militants in the Sinai Peninsula close to the borders with Gaza and Israel.
President Mohamed Morsi has sworn in new ministers after a Cabinet reshuffle, in a move that falls short of opposition demands.