Egypt faces divisive choice over political future

15.12.2012                      02.Tewet. 5773                      Channuka 7; Mikez

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Egypt faces divisive choice over political future

Egyptians to vote in referendum on a new constitution; Islamists back charter as way out of crisis; opposition say aspirations of all Egyptians not met; second day of voting to be held in a week.

Egyptians decide on Saturday on a constitution promoted by its Islamist backers as the way out of a prolonged political crisis and rejected by opponents as a recipe for further divisions in the Arab world's biggest nation.
Voting begins in a referendum on a divisive draft basic law that has pitted Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi against a liberal, secular and Christian opposition in often bloody clashes in Cairo and other cities….