Egypt's Constitution Vote Mired In Controversy

NPR | Nov. 30, 2012 4:05 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 6:19 a.m.

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Leila Fadel

Mohammed Morsi was dismissed by many Egyptians when he stood in the country’s first free election after the ouster of the Mubarak regime. Morsi was seen as lacking charisma and was referred to as the Muslim Brotherhood’s spare tire, since he wasn’t the group’s first choice for president. But Morsi has been able to rock the system. He ousted Egypt’s top generals, reshuffled the military ranks and now picked what appears to be the perfect time to override the courts and push through a constitution.


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