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Mursi cancels controversial decree

by Ani 2:18 mins

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled a decree today which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. However, Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood said a referendum on a new constitution would go ahead as planned on Dec. 15 - suggesting the climbdown by Mursi may not be enough to satisfy the opposition. The president also invited those not present at dialogue talks on Dec.8 to put forward their ideas for constitutional amendments that would be taken to parliament in its first session.

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