Egyptian president issues decree to begin work on constitution

By REUTERS
July 20, 2013 17:50

 
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CAIRO - Egypt's interim president has issued a decree for a committee of legal experts to start work on Sunday to amend the constitution that was suspended by the army earlier this month, the state-run news website of Al-Ahram said on Saturday.

The constitution was drafted last year by an Islamist-dominated assembly boycotted by liberals and Christians, who said it fell short on human rights and freedoms. It was put on ice following the July 3 ousting of President Mohamed Mursi.

A revised constitution has to be in place before Egypt can hold fresh elections.

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