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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.