Egypt power struggle: Assembly backs draft constitution
30 November 2012 Last updated at 08:11 GMT
Egypt's Islamist-dominated constituent assembly has approved a draft constitution, as the judiciary threatens to dissolve it amid a power struggle with President Mohammed Morsi.
The draft will now be sent to Mr Morsi, who is expected to call a referendum.
The assembly backed all the 234 articles of the draft after a marathon session that began on Thursday and continued through the night.
The BBC's Cairo correspondent, Jon Leyne, reports.