Egypt referendum on draft constitution on Jan 14-15
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt said Saturday a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held next month, the first step towards elected rule in a country deeply polarised after president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
"I call upon you to vote in a referendum on the draft revised constitution on Jan 14 and 15," interim president Adly Mansour said in a speech to the nation, accompanied by high-ranking officials and those who drafted the new charter.
The new constitution was drafted after the interim military-installed authorities suspended the previous charter written under the Islamist Morsi.
Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the army on July 3.