Egypt constitution ready by end November: panel
CAIRO (AFP) - A new Egyptian constitution replacing the one suspended on president Mohamed Mursi's ouster will be put to a referendum by November's end, a spokesman for the panel drafting the charter said on Sunday.
The new charter would lead to parliamentary and then presidential elections by mid-2014 according to a timetable set by military-installed president Adly Mansour after Mr Mursi's overthrow in July.
"According to the presidential decree... the new document ... will be subject to referendum ... expected within two weeks after finishing our task," spokesman Mohamed Salmawi said at a press conference.
The 50-member panel started its work on September 8, with 60 days to finalise the document, according to Mr Mansour's timetable.