11 January 2014

Egypt's Sisi Urges Voters to Take Part in Constitution Referendum

Egyptians were voting on a new constitution Tuesday amid high security in a referendum likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who ... ( Resource: Polls Open in Egypt Constitution Vote )

Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egypt is on the verge of a milestone as it awaits a referendum on a new constitution.

In a press conference on Saturday, the army chief called on Egyptians to take part in the constitutional referendum which is set for Jan 14 and 15.

He also called on armed forces to stay alert and prepared to protect voters and secure the voting process.

When Egypt's army ousted President Mohamed Mursi in July in response to mass demonstration, it suspended a constitution written in 2012 by an Islamist-led assembly.

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