CAIRO: Egypt's interim president has urged Egyptians to come out and vote in this week's presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation's future.
In a televised address broadcast Sunday, Adly Mansour also sought to assure Egyptians that state institutions, including his office, would not interfere in the Monday and Tuesday vote.
Mansour said: "Let us all come out tomorrow and the day after to express our free choice - choosing without being guided or dictated the person we trust to have the ability to build and run the nation."
Former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is the heavy favorite to win the election. His only rival is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who placed a strong third in the last general election held in 2012.