Egypt sets date for constitution poll

The date for a key referendum on Egypt’s amended constitution has been set for January 14-15, interim president Adly Mansour said as he called on citizens to vote “yes” to move ahead with the country’s transition to democracy.

Egypt sets date for constitution poll

The date for a key referendum on Egypt’s amended constitution has been set for January 14-15, interim president Adly Mansour said as he called on citizens to vote “yes” to move ahead with the country’s transition to democracy.

Mr Mansour said the draft constitution “should make every Egyptian proud” because it sets up a modern democratic state, adding that the vote on the amended charter will pave the way for elections.

The charter replaces the constitution drafted by an Islamist-led panel and suspended after president Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military in July.

The new draft constitution is a first step in implementing the political transition laid down by the military after it removed Mr Morsi from power.

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