The president was planning to hold the polls in April and put a parliament in place by July. But the schedule was changed after a court overruled Mursi’s decree.
Mursi said the approval of a new election law could take two and a half months and then it would take two months more for preparations.
“Perhaps the elections will be held in the coming October,” state news agency MENA quoted him as saying.
Addressing the Egyptian community in Doha, Mursi said he expected the new lower house of parliament to convene before the end of the year, MENA reported.