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Final Round of Voting Begins on Egyptian Constitution

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Polling stations are open in Egypt for the second and final round of a referendum on a controversial new constitution. The stations opened Saturday morning. Unofficial results from last Saturday’s first round of voting appeared to give a 57 percent approval for the new charter. The measure has the support of President Mohamed Morsi’s former […]

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have fired tear gas at clashing protesters in Egypt’s northern city of Alexandria on the eve of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Anti-constitution protesters and conservative Islamists threw stones at one another on Friday, prompting riot police to fire tear gas to separate them. At least 20 people were […]

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Police have fired tear gas at clashing protesters in Egypt’s northern city of Alexandria on the eve of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Anti-constitution protesters and conservative Islamists threw stones at one another on Friday, prompting riot police to fire tear gas to separate them. There was no immediate word […]

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Thousands Rally in Egypt Ahead of Referendum Vote

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians have poured onto streets in Alexandria for rallies ahead of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Demonstrators waved flags and chanted as they marched through the city on Friday. Conservative Islamists had called for mass rallies before Saturday’s second leg of voting on the proposed constitution. The measure […]

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Fresh Protests in Egypt Against Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s main opposition coalition has launched new protests against a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution that is set to go to a second round of voting on Saturday. Demonstrators gathered Tuesday outside half a dozen Cairo mosques, as the National Salvation Front staged multiple marches towards the presidential palace and Tahrir Square. Opponents say the proposed […]

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Egyptian Opposition Calls New Protests Against Draft Constitution

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s main opposition coalition is calling for new protests against a draft constitution that is set to go before a second round of voting on Saturday. The National Salvation Front is urging Egyptians to demonstrate Tuesday against the proposed charter, which opponents say will erode civil liberties because it boosts the role of Islamic law […]

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Morsi-appointed Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hands In Resignation

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prosecutor general named by President Mohamed Morsi only last month has handed in his resignation. Talaat Abdullah submitted his resignation letter Monday, after hundreds of public prosecutors staged a sit-in protest outside his office, saying his swift appointment was improper. President Morsi appointed Abdullah after issuing a decree on November 22 putting himself above […]

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Egyptian Opposition: Re-stage ‘Flawed’ Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian opposition groups say the first round of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution was marred by widespread violations and should be re-staged. Egypt’s main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front, said Sunday it will not accept any unofficial referendum results. They called for nationwide demonstrations Tuesday before the second round is held next Saturday. […]

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Egyptian Rights Groups: Restage ‘Flawed’ Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian rights groups say the first round of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution was marred by widespread violations and should be re-staged. The coalition of seven groups made the call as the Muslim Brotherhood backers of President Mohamed Morsi claimed victory in Saturday’s vote, saying unofficial tallies showed 56-percent approval of the draft constitution. […]

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Egypt’s Islamists Claim Narrow Victory in First Part of Referendum

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The first Egyptians to vote in a referendum on a controversial new constitution backed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist allies have narrowly approved the document. The rest of Egypt’s voters will cast their ballots next Saturday . The president’s Freedom and Justice Party and an opposition group, citing unofficial tallies, estimate 56 percent […]

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