ElBaradei: Egypt needs new constitution, not amendments

March 10, 2011 01:40

CAIRO - Egypt's reformist Mohamed ElBaradei said on Wednesday he would vote against constitutional amendments in a referendum on March 19, adding that a new constitution must be drawn instead.

"I will not vote for these constitutional amendments, I will vote against these amendments," ElBaradei said on a live talk show on privately owned ONTV channel.

"The current constitution fell. It would be an insult to the revolution if we decided to retrieve this constitution," he said, calling instead for "a new constitution, a presidential vote and then parliamentary vote".

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