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Egypt President Sets Jan. 14 for Vote on Draft Constitution

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s interim leader, Adly Mansour, set Jan. 14 for a referendum on a draft constitution as part of a plan by the military-backed government to restore democracy after the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.

The vote will take place over two days, Mansour said in a statement distributed to reporters at the presidential palace in Cairo today.

Passing the constitution paves the way for parliamentary and presidential elections. A constitution panel dominated by opponents of Mursi, an Islamist politician removed by the army on July 3, said the charter entrenches civil liberties. The draft faces opposition from Mursi’s supporters and others who say it tightens the military’s grip on power.

“We are confident that the people will pass the constitution by a decisive majority,” Amre Moussa, head of the constitution panel, said in a speech.

To contact the reporters on this story: Abdel Latif Wahba in Cairo at alatifwahba@bloomberg.net; Alaa Shahine in Dubai at asalha@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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