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EGYPT - ISLAM
Second day of voting for new Egyptian constitution. Yesterday, 9 dead
State media applaud the high turnout, the Muslim Brotherhood claim instead a low turnout and continue their boycott. The referendum is a vote against the fundamentalism of the Brotherhood.
New Constitution splits Egypt. And Salafists
Still waiting for referendum results on text which will be voted on next December 23 in 17 other provinces. But fraud is considered almost mandatory by most voters, most of whom, however still cast their ballot. The opposition united against President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, and criticize text (which discriminates against anyone who is not a Brotherhood member) even splitting radical Islam.
With al-Sisi seemingly ready to run, Egypt's presidential elections set for April
Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement yesterday. Presidential decree changes the election schedule decided by political parties after the fall of Mohammed Morsi, whereby parliamentary elections would come before the presidential poll. For critics, the move favours General al-Sisi and a government loyal to him.
Egypt, "Rebels" reach 15 million signatures to oust Mohamed Morsi
The petition will be presented on June 30 to the Supreme Court. If accepted there will be early presidential elections. The Muslim Brotherhood fear the unexpected success of the initiative and organize demonstrations and a counter-petition in favor of the president. Danger of possible clashes.
Constitutional court goes on strike as Islamists threaten judges
Courts protest against President Morsi and his Sharia-based constitution. Hundreds of Muslim extremists besiege the Supreme Court building, shouting slogans against the judges. The constitutional court is the last legal rampart that can stop the power of Muslim extremists.
Egypt: Army gives go ahead to Muslim Brotherhood's peaceful demonstrations
Announcement comes ahead of pro-Morsi protests scheduled for this afternoon, after Friday prayers. The military and the new government headed by Adli Mansour call population to calm and reconciliation. Unknown persons attack a checkpoint near the Rafah crossing (Sinai).
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