4 December 2013

Egypt: U.S. - Egyptian People Will Decide Fate of Draft Constitution

The United States has said that it is the Egyptian people who would decide the fate of the draft constitution through a referendum as Washington continued to support the democratic transition process in the country.

"We continue to track the constitutional process with interest, and we'll examine the document carefully once it is finalized and sent to interim Egyptian President Adli Mansour," said the State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.

"The Egyptian people, of course, will decide the fate of the draft constitution in a referendum. We will continue to support a transition process that leads to an inclusive civilian government, selected through free, fair and transparent elections," Psaki said in response to a question.

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