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Egypt rushes to draft constitution
A protester in Cairo holds up a poster with the faces of current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and former President Hosni Mubarak as public anger mounts that Morsi is seizing too much power.
A protester in Cairo holds up a poster with the faces of current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and former President Hosni Mubarak as public anger mounts that Morsi is seizing too much power.
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midst a political crisis surrounding President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's constituent assembly rushed to complete a draft of the country's new constitution, which is expected to be unveiled on Thursday. Morsi's critics say the assembly does not represent the interests of all the Egyptian people, since it's dominated by Islamists and members of his former party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, Egypt's highest appeals court suspended work in protest of an alleged power grab by Morsi, who earlier this week put his office and the constituent assembly beyond the reach of the courts. Clashes have already broken out between protesters and security forces, and analysts expressed concern that violence could flare up against once the draft constitution is finished.

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