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Egypt Islamists hurriedly approve new constitution

Cairo, Nov 30:  Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 30, 2012 13:19 IST ]
egypt islamists hurriedly approve new constitution
egypt islamists hurriedly approve new constitution

Cairo, Nov 30:  Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames the clash between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi.




The move advanced a charter with an Islamist bent that rights experts say could give Muslim clerics oversight over legislation and bring restrictions on freedom of speech, women's rights and other liberties.

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