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Egypt referendum on draft constitution on Jan 14-15

Published on Dec 14, 2013 8:53 PM
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Egypt interim president Adly Mansour giving a speech to the nation where the date for a referendum on a controversial new constitution was announced for Jan 14-15. Egypt said on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, 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. -- PHOTO: AFP/EGYPTIAN TV

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.

 
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