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Egyptian assembly rushes to finish constitution

The assembly writing a new Egyptian constitution says it hopes to vote on a draft version as early as Thursday.

The news came as the constitutional court indicated it would rule on Sunday whether to dissolve the assembly.

Egypt's judiciary is in a stand-off with President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters, after Mr Morsi last week issued a decree granting himself sweeping new powers. The decree has sparked huge protests across the country.

John McManus reports.

  • 29 Nov 2012
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