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Egyptians vote on second day of constitutional referendum

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:37

Egyptians on Wednesday voted on a new draft constitution in a two-day referendum that may set the stage for a presidential bid by powerful army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, even as nine people were killed during previous day`s poll-related violence.

Egyptians set to vote on Army-backed post-Morsi Constitution

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:33

Sisi deposed Morsi, Egypt`s first freely elected head of state, on July 3 following mass protests against his rule.

Morsi supporters to boycott Egypt constitution vote

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 02:02

The Islamist supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will boycott a referendum on a new constitution next month and organise a campaign against the vote, a spokesman said Monday.

Egyptian people will decide the fate of draft Constitution: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 11:34

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.

Egypt drafts new Constitution, more powers for military

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 09:24

Egypt took its first step towards political transition on late Monday by finishing a draft charter that amends the existing Constitution and gives majority of powers to the military making it the most powerful institution in the country.

Egypt panel approves over half of new constitution

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 09:08

An Egyptian panel approved today more than half of the articles of a new constitution aimed at paving the way for a return to elected rule after July`s military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt`s draft constitution may ban religious political parties

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 10:02

Cairo: Egypt`s new constitution may seek to ban all religious parties from the political activities, according to a media report.

Egypt begins work on Constitution, Islamists protest

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 09:24

A 10-member panel to amend Egypt`s Constitution met for the first time Sunday amid political turmoil over the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt forms panel to amend constitution

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 12:50

Egypt`s interim president on Sunday appointed a committee of experts to amend the constitution that was suspended following the military`s overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, the presidency said.

New constitution ends transitional period: Mursi

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 21:13

Egypt`s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi played down the country`s economic woes and claimed that the transition period has ended with the new Constitution.

Mursi hails Constitution, calls for national unity

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 09:06

Egypt`s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday congratulated his countrymen for endorsing a new Constitution in a referendum.

Egypt`s Constitution approved officially

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 09:10

Final figures from the elections commission showed the constitution was backed by 63.8 per cent of voters.