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.Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2013, 15:59