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Copts abandon constitution talks

By Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has announced it is withdrawing from talks on a new constitution, saying Islamist domination of the drafting body made its participation “pointless”, Egypt’s state news agency said. The decision late on Sunday followed calls by Egyptian liberals to boycott the constitution drafting committee, which is seen as failing …


Liberals back to square one with Islamists over constitution “compromise”

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Liberal groups said on Friday that they were back to square one in a struggle with Islamists over the drafting of a new constitution a day after most parties agreed on a “compromise.” Some 14 parties had agreed on Thursday in a meeting with the ruling military council to boost their representation …


Political parties agree on constitution compromise: state media

By AFP CAIRO: Political parties reached an agreement on Thursday to boost their representation in a disputed constitutional panel dominated by Islamists, the official MENA news agency reported. Liberals had withdrawn from the Constituent Assembly appointed by the Islamist-majority parliament, accusing the fundamentalists of trying to control the process of drafting a new constitution. At …


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