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Egypt judges 'to oversee referendum'

3 December 2012 Last updated at 16:41 GMT

Egypt's top judicial body says it will oversee a referendum on a new constitution, state media reports.

The Supreme Judicial Council said it would delegate judges to monitor the vote, despite calls for a boycott, Mena news agency quoted officials as saying.

Jon Leyne reports from Cairo.