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Egypt assembly convenes to vote on constitution
ByREUTERS
November 29, 2012 14:37

CAIRO - The assembly writing Egypt's new constitution convened on Thursday to start voting on the final draft, a move the Muslim Brotherhood hopes will help end a crisis ignited by a decree expanding President Mohamed Morsi's powers.

"May God bless us on this day," Hossam el-Gheriyani, the assembly speaker, said at the start of the session.

The assembly will vote on each of 234 articles in the draft constitution, before it is sent to Mursi for approval. After that, Morsi must to put it to a popular referendum.

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