Pro-Morsi party boycotts constitution referendum

Egypt is expected to hold a public referendum next month on a revised draft of the 2012 constitution, which was suspended by the military following the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Pro-Morsi party boycotts constitution referendum

World Bulletin / News Desk

A member of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's main support bloc has announced boycotting a planned referendum on the revised constitution.

"The Independence Party will boycott the referendum," party leader Magdi Hussein told a press conference on Saturday.

The Independence Party is a member of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of groups demanding Morsi's reinstatement.

Egypt is expected to hold a public referendum next month on a revised draft of the 2012 constitution, which was suspended by the military following the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Meanwhile, the pro-Morsi coalition said that it has not decided on participating in the planned referendum.

"The decision is still being studied," Magdi Qurqur, Secretary-General of the Independence Party and leader of the pro-Morsi bloc, said.

The amendment of Egypt's 2012 constitution is a main component of an army-imposed "roadmap" for political transition following Morsi's overthrow.

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