Q&A: Egypt constitutional crisis

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Graffiti in Cairo saying: "No to the constitution of the Muslim Brotherhood" (10 December 2012)
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The constitutional crisis has united Egypt's fractious and divided opposition

Egyptians have voted in a referendum on their country's draft constitution.

The poll took place amid a political crisis triggered by President Mohammed Morsi's decree giving him extensive new powers. Following widespread protests and strikes by parts of the judiciary, Mr Morsi rescinded most of his decree on 10 December. However, he refused to postpone the referendum, despite opposition demands.