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Egypt's Morsi leaves palace amid protests
Egypt's president-elect, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, tries to earn points as a moderate by picking a Christian and a woman to serve as vice presidents.
Egypt's president-elect, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, tries to earn points as a moderate by picking a Christian and a woman to serve as vice presidents.
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gyptian President Mohammed Morsi left the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, as police battled thousands of protesters demonstrating against Morsi's decision to hold a referendum on the country's new constitution on Dec. 15. Opposition groups have accused Morsi of making a dictatorial power grab in November in order to push through a constitution drafted by an assembly dominated by Islamists, his own supporters. "Our marches are against tyranny and the void constitutional decree and we won't retract our position until our demands are met," said Hussein Abdel Ghany, a spokesman for an opposition coalition of liberal, leftist and other disparate factions.

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