Egypt's interim Prime Minister
Hazem el-Beblawi said on Monday he expects a referendum on the
constitution, currently being drafted, will take place in the
second half of January.
"I believe that it will take place in the second half of
January," Beblawi told reporters. The referendum had been
expected in mid-December.
's interim government, installed after the army
the country's first democratically elected leader Mohamed Mursi
on July 3, is pushing through with a roadmap that could lead to
presidential and parliamentary elections next year.