Egypt to vote for Constitution referendum in two weeks
Washington: Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi called on Saturday for a referendum in two weeks on a disputed draft constitution.
Mursi set the date as December 15 in a nationally televised speech to the Islamist-led assembly that hurriedly approved the draft charter amid widening opposition from secular and Christian groups.
“After receiving this draft constitution, and out of keenness to build the nation's institutions without delay or stalling, I will issue today the call for a public referendum on this draft charter on Saturday, Dec. 15,” Fox news quoted Mursi, as saying.
“I pray to God and hope that it will be a new day of democracy in Egypt," he added.
Egypt’s Constitutional Court was due to rule Sunday on whether to dissolve the panel, the report said.