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Egypt Rarity: A Leader Admits to 'Mistakes'

Mohamed Morsi acknowledges 'patriotic opposition'

(Newser) - Egypt's president took to the airwaves yesterday following the passage of the country's new constitution , and his tone was a rare one for an Egyptian leader, the New York Times reports. Following violent protests ahead of the constitution's approval, he cited "mistakes here and there,"... More »

Egypt Opposition: Voting Was Rigged

Opposition wants first round of constitution referendum re-run

(Newser) - The first of two rounds of voting on the draft constitution has been put to bed , but the opposition isn't ready to move on: It's calling for more protests in Egypt tomorrow. Though the constitution—favored by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists—received a 57% "yes"... More »

Egyptians Favor New Constitution

But another round of voting comes next Saturday

(Newser) - Officials from Egypt's Islamist and liberal movements agree on one thing: Voters narrowly approved the nation's Islamist constitution yesterday on the first of two voting days , reports Reuters . "The referendum was 56.5% for the 'yes' vote," said a top official in the Muslim Brotherhood'... More »

Egypt Braces for Vote Amid Conspiracies, Protests

But the whole referendum might be determined by the 'couch party'

(Newser) - Egyptians will go to the polls tomorrow to vote on a controversial constitutional referendum that could determine the country's fate. Here's what you need to know:
  • The referendum would install a new constitution that Mohamed Morsi's government says is essential to move the country forward—but which
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