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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The polls have closed in the first round of voting in a referendum on Egypt’s controversial new constitution. Half of Egypt’s eligible voters cast ballots Saturday for the draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Half of Egypt’s eligible voters are casting ballots Saturday for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has already cast his vote. Long lines outside polling stations prompted election officials to extend […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Half of Egypt’s eligible voters are casting ballots Saturday for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has already cast his vote. The rest of the country will vote next Saturday . […]

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Morsi Casts Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has cast his ballot for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Half of Egypt’s eligible voters go to the polls Saturday. The rest of the country will vote December 22. Officials said Saturday they have deployed 120,000 soldiers to protect polling stations, where long lines […]

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Egyptians Vote in Constitution Referendum

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Egypt have begun voting in a referendum on a new constitution. The polls opened Saturday morning. The lead-up to the voting has been marked by violence and protests. Officials say they have deployed 120,000 soldiers to protect polling stations Saturday, when half the country’s eligible voters cast their ballots. The rest of the […]

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Egypt Faces Contentious Vote

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians vote Saturday on a contentious referendum on a new constitution, following a campaign plagued by violence and protests. Clashes broke out Friday among stone-throwing protesters near a mosque in Alexandria, prompting police to fire tear gas. Medical workers say 15 people were injured. In Cairo and other cities, thousands of flag-waving activists turned out […]

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Rivals Clash Ahead of Egypt Constitution Vote

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes have broken out in the Egyptian city of Alexandria between supporters and opponents of the country’s new constitution, one day before the highly contentious referendum on the document. Witnesses say fighting between stone-throwing protesters began Friday near a mosque in Alexandria, the country’s second largest city. Several cars were set on fire. There was […]

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Rivals Rally in Egypt Ahead of Constitution Vote

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of flag-waving supporters and opponents of Egypt’s new constitution have turned out for rival rallies, on Friday, a day before voting begins inside the country. The measure has the support of President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and ultra-orthodox Salafist groups. However, members of liberal, secular and Christian opposition fear it will erode civil liberties […]

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Gunmen Wound 9 in Egyptian Capital Ahead of Rallies

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Masked gunmen have fired at protesters camping in the Egyptian capital, wounding nine people as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi prepare for rival mass rallies. Officials and witnesses say the unknown gunmen shot the protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square early Tuesday. By midday the square was calm, with tents remaining in the center […]

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Egyptian Opposition to Continue Protests Against Referendum

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Despite concrete barricades and a heavy military presence in the Egyptian capital Cairo, opposition leaders say they will keep up the pressure on the president to cancel Saturday’s constitutional referendum. The opposition National Salvation Front, led by liberals including Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr Moussa, have called on their supporters to march on the presidential palace […]

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